Join us for a fascinating talk and slideshow of the pictographs (rock art) of Indian Arm and the North Shore.
Pictographs are the records of aboriginal cultures with no written language, and are rare links with the province's First Nations heritage. Pictographs record coming of age ceremonies, act as territorial markers or perhaps guardians for the dead, record significant events such as battles, and may commemorate potlatches or semi-secret events occurring during winter ceremonials. Author Ralph Drew studied and photographed these archaeological sites for his book, Forest & Fjord: the History of Belcarra.
Ralph Drew was born in Mission, grew up in Burnaby, and has been the Mayor of Belcarra since 1983. Last year at McGill, he presented slides from his most recent book, Ferries & Fjord: The History of Indian Arm, Its Ferries and Docks, Travelling Post Offices, and Floating Grocery Stores. Both books received awards for historical writing from the B.C. Historical Federation. Signed copies of his books will be available for sale at the event (cash only).
FREE but space is limited; please register online, by calling 604 299-8955, or in person at the library.