Celebrating our Host First Nations for the 2010 Winter Games

Monday February 1st, 2010

Ok, this is intense and amazing.

There’s a lot of videos out there talking up Vancouver in advance of the 2010 Winter Games but none of them are as profoundly moving and inspiring as this one.

This video showcases many amazing features of our local landscape from the Museum of Anthropology to traditional craftsmen creating new totem poles to – believe it or not – Bernar Venet’s Arcs 217.5 X 13, a legacy piece from the last Vancouver Biennale.  It appears around the 1 minute mark of this video.

It’s hard to argue with Tewanee Joseph, Executive Director, Host First Nations, when he writes…

“The 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are going to be the biggest potlach the world has ever seen!

Spectacular. Overwhelming.

Transformational and fuelled by an unprecedented groundswell of support from aboriginal peoples across Canada. The 2010 Winter Games offer a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity to show the world who we are. We invite you to stand with us and celebrate in 2010.

This time. Our time.”

Done and done!

Here’s another excellent video featuring our Host First Nations, their history, traditions and vital importance to our culture and our future.


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