Burnaby Neighbourhood speaker series: Thoughts on Decolonizing Heritage

Thursday, October 1
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Explore a range of historical and cultural topics by local speakers through the Burnaby Neighbourhood History series online via Zoom or Facebook Live. Community members are invited to bring and ask questions of the speakers during these interactive sessions. Presented in partnership with Burnaby Village Museum. This free online event requires access to internet and Zoom or Facebook.

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 hǝn̓q̓ǝmin̓ǝm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking people, who have lived on their unceded territories since time immemorial. How has “Heritage” contributed to colonial harms and erasures? And what will it take to decolonize and re-Indigenize the stories, landscapes, and understandings of the places we call home? Presented by Kamala Todd, Indigenous Community Planner, Filmmaker, and Adjunct Professor at UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP).

Register online, at any branch, or call 604-436-5400. A link and password to join the Zoom Meeting will be sent by email.

*This program is being administered by the Burnaby Village Museum. If you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information please contact kate.petrusa@burnaby.ca