Burnaby Neighbourhood Series: Unfounded: Discussions in Decolonizing Heritage

Wednesday, October 23
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Explore a range of local history, heritage, and cultural topics through the Burnaby Neighbourhood History Series. Community members are invited to bring their own stories, memories and questions to share. Presented in partnership by Burnaby Village Museum and Burnaby Public Library. Presentations are free, but space is limited.

How do we come to know our communities? What narratives and sense of place shape our connection to the lands we live upon? In this presentation, we will look at how dominant colonial narratives are embedded into the built environment, place names, heritage landscapes, and the very planning of our cities--contributing to exclusion and erasure of the local Coast Salish Nations who have lived on their unceded territories since time immemorial. How has “Heritage” contributed to the harms of colonialism? And what will it take to decolonize and re-Indigenize the stories, landscapes, and understandings of the places we call home? Led by Kamala Todd, Indigenous Community Planner and Filmmaker. 

Register online, call 604-436-5400 or visit any branch.