2024 Festival:
October 21–27
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Tiná7 Cht Ti Temíxw: We Come From This Land: A Walk Through the History of the Squamish People

Presented by The Squamish First Nation and Vancouver Writers Fest

Join us at this extraordinary public event to discover a story of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation): past, present, and future. Chairperson Khelsilem, author Stephanie Wood, and Squamish Nation Elders will gather on-stage for a collective conversation on the history of these lands and a celebration of this fascinating book.

One hundred years after Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) leadership signed an amalgamation agreement that declared several communities in Squamish territory as one nation, Tiná7 Cht Ti Temíxw: We Come from This Land offers an accessible history of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh people, tracing stories from ancient times to the present and sharing the culmination of generations of knowledge.

The 6,732-square-kilometer Sḵwx̱wú7meshulh Temíx̱w (Squamish People’s Territory) includes the watersheds of the Squamish River, Mamquam River, and Howe Sound in the north, and English Bay, False Creek, and Burrard Inlet in the south—including the headquarters of the Vancouver Writers Fest, and location of this event, on Granville Island.

Filled with stunning photos, this new book is a powerful introduction to the vast history of these lands, and a launching point for discovering more about the different places, people, and stories offered here.

Books will be for sale at the event from Iron Dog Books.

We do our best to make our events low-barrier, accessible experiences for our community. If you have accessibility needs, or if the cost of tickets presents a barrier to attending, please reach out to info@writersfest.bc.ca.