Indigenous Coast Salish art moves to library
In 2015, Royal Roads University celebrated George & Christina Smyths’ donation of 18 prints from their Salish Weave Collection. This beautiful summer weather has triggered a time to hit the refresh button in Sneq'wa e'lun (Blue Heron House), and I have decided to rotate the artwork to other parts of campus as part of RRU Indigenous Education & Student Services' plan to continue to have on-going visible Indigenous presence throughout the campus.
Part of the Salish Weave Collection has been moved to the Library, along with historical photos depicting Coast Salish families from Esquimalt, Songhees, Saanich, Beecher Bay, T’souke and Cowichan. In collaboration with the library and Indigenous Education & Student Services, the library will display the artwork for the next year, until it's time to rotate the Indigenous artwork throughout campus again. Please feel free to stop by the library to view the artwork, that is located in the lower hallway.
If you are interested and would like to put your name on a list to "home" the artwork, please feel free to sending Asma-na-hi an email.
Thank you, Rosie Croft for your eagerness and williness to assist in making this vision possible! I look forward to this upcoming year, as we all collaborate together to build a strong presence of Indigenous art and culture throughout the campus and year.
All my relations.