First Nations

The culture of the Squamish and Lil'wat Nations has deep roots in these mountains. Stop, look, listen.

More Than Pictures on a Wall: Whistler’s Audain Art Museum

The Insider has plenty of reasons to be stoked that the Audain Art Museum is open.

Guide to Arts and Crafts, Whistler-style

Seeking balance in your life? The hands-on arts scene in Whistler means you can work on your creativity as well as carving turns this winter.

10 Ways to Enjoy Whistler’s Longest Day & Kick Off Summer Properly

June 21 is the longest day of the year AND the official start of summer so The Insider drums up 10 ways to fill those extra golden daylight minutes with more Whistler awesomeness.

Raptors, Arrowheads & History: National Indigenous Peoples Day in Whistler

The official first day of summer, June 21, is also Canada's National Indigenous Peoples Day. Check out the celebrations at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre and kick it with some original Whistler-area locals.

Spirit Within Festival Brings Indigenous Music to Whistler

The second annual Spirit Within Festival takes place September 26-29, 2013 at Whistler's Squamish Lilwat Cultural Centre and Indigenous musicians will play a prominent role in sharing, appreciating and evolving the culture of local First Nations.

New Exhibits Unveiled at Whistler’s Native Cultural Centre

A few words with master carver Xwalacktun about the new Spirits Within Carving Project on display at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre.

Whistler’s Inaugural Spirit Within Festival

Learn about the original Sea to Sky locals at the The Spirit Within Festival, Whistler's inaugural celebration of First Nations Culture.

Lil’wat Nation & Culturally Modified Trees

The Coast Mountains have big mountains, but they also have some of the most impressive trees on the planet. Local Native peoples have been protecting and using these forests for generations and now their "culturally modified trees" may play a role in heritage and environmental conservation.
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