On veiw from November 22, 2019 – February 22, 2020:
Rotary Centre for the Arts Atrium
Cut vinyl stencils with text: protect the sacred, that which gives us life, water is sacred, we are still here, and we are water (2019).
On view from November 22, 2019 – January 11, 2020:
Alternator Window Gallery
Front Lines, water is life, mural (2019).
“The Okanagan Nation has accepted the unique responsibility bestowed upon us by the Creator to serve for all time as protectors of the lands and waters in our territories, so that all living things return to us regenerated. When we take care of the land and water, the land and water takes care of us. This is our law.”
Syilx Water Declaration excerpt
Sheldon Pierre Louis, a member of the syilx nation (Okanagan Nation) from the nk’map lks (Head of Okanagan Lake) region, born and raised at
s n uxuxtan (place where grizzly bear killed them) on the Okanagan Indian Reserve, is a multi disciplinary syilx artist. Sheldon’s ancestral roots have influenced his works in painting, drawing, carving, and sculpting.