National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Join us for a weekend of reflection and learning.
Daily: Sep 30 - Sep 30

Truth and Reconciliation

Thursday, September 30th is now a federal statutory holiday to recognize the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools. On this day and every day, we are encouraged to reflect on the intergenerational harm that residential schools have caused Indigenous families and communities, and to honour those who have been affected by this injustice. More information >


Please join us at the SQUAMISH LIL’WAT CULTURAL CENTRE on September 30, 2022 for a day of reflection, stories, learning, and contemplation. The day will be filled with programming throughout the Great Hall, Theatre, Galleries, and out on the Mezzanine patio.

FREE Admission is provided with thanks to the generous support of Proud Partner CIBC, and the Fairmont Chateau Whistler with programming supported by the Resort Municipality of Whistler for the day. Free Admission extends through the weekend of Friday September 30th, Saturday October 1st – Sunday October 2nd, from 10 AM-5 PM. More Information >


10am – 5pm: Self-Guided tours, cultural sharing including weaving and carving, film series in the Theatre, kids crafts, Exhibitions including Residential Schools, and Ancient Medicine: From Feast to Famine to Freedom

Time TBC: Community Reconciliation Canoe Artists Talk – with Master Carver Chief Ray Natraoro (Ses Siyam), and Apprentices Qawam Redmond Andrews and Brandon Hall.


11am – 1pm: Guest Speakers on Truth and Reconciliation, and stories from Residential School survivors

1pm: Spo7ez Performance Team

1:30pm: Break

2:15pm: Moment of Silence

2:30pm – 4pm: Guest Speakers on Truth and Reconciliation, and stories from Residential School survivors

Time TBC: Satellite Thunderbird Cafe in the Longhouse

*Please visit the Front Desk via the Great Hall to check-in.


10am – 4pm: Enjoy First Nations-inspired cuisine at the Thunderbird Cafe and from our satellite cafe in the Longhouse


10am – 5pm: Visit our Gallery & Gift Shop, specializing in authentic handcrafted Northwest Coast First Nations art, and explore our extensive range of books for your knowledge and learning.

Go at your own pace. Spend the day in quiet reflection while discovering the many public outdoor Indigenous art pieces found all around the Whistler Village and Valley.
A list of other helpful resources to guide you through September 30th and throughout your journey towards Truth and Reconciliation.
If you are driving or walking along Village Gate Boulevard, you will see a new orange banner at Ted Nebbling Bridge. Learn more about this moving and collaborative artwork.

All information and content provided by the Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre.

By visiting and engaging with the SLCC, you play a part in honouring their mission to share meaningful experiences, educate all, and lift our distinct Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Líl̓wat7úl ways. The SLCC is a non-profit organization with 90% Indigenous staff from the Squamish Nation and the Lil’wat Nation, and proceeds are invested in training and revitalization programs. More Information >