An exploration of Coast Salish teachings around acceptance and togetherness as codified in artwork.
shíshálh artist Shain Jackson curates an exhibition of his work plus works created in collaboration with friends Xwalacktun (Rick Harry), Splashing Eagle (Aaron Nelson-Moody), Ray Natraoro, Chief Janice George, and Angela George, plus others.
Shain Níniw-ém Salepem Jackson is Coast Salish from the community of shíshálh. He is an artist, and a lawyer who has represented the interests of Indigenous communities and organizations throughout British Columbia in relation to a broad array of issues. After years devoted to the legal profession Shain left practice to explore the relationship between Indigenous art and law. He is currently the president of Spirit Works Limited, a company focused on the design, creation, and distribution of Indigenous art. He is also the Executive Director of Golden Eagle Rising Society, an organization whose mandate is the protection of Indigenous lives.
Meet the artist: Saturday, June 04; 2pm – 4pm