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Upcoming Events

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

Saturday, September 30, 2023

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Gabriola Museum invites you to join us in honouring this year’s National Day for Truth & Reconciliation at the Museum on September 30.

The events start at noon with the launch of Elder Geraldine Manson’s new book, “Snuneymuxw Mulstimuxw: Sacred Place Names, their Travels, and Stories”. There will also be a video showcasing and embracing the legacy of Snuneymuxw First Nation history and ancestors.

Booths featuring traditional weaving, fry bread, drummers, and face painting will also be open, noon to 2pm.

Ay Lelum will be at the Museum with their stunning clothing featuring their family artwork.
Find out more about Ay Lelum here.

Bring your family and friends for an afternoon of learning about and celebrating Snuneymuxw culture and history.

Every Child Matters

Designed by Tsimshian artist Morgan Asoyuf and made in Canada.

This T-shirt is a visual reminder that all children have rights, deserve to be loved, and that Every Child Matters.

$21.00 plus tax

Purchase an Every Child Matters T-shirt from Native Northwest from the museum gift shop and all profits will go to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS) to support delivering wellness and healing services to Indian Residential School Survivors and Intergenerational Survivors throughout British Columbia.

IRSSS provides essential services to Residential School Survivors, their families, and to those dealing with intergenerational traumas. These impacts affect every family and every community across British Columbia and Canada. Find out more about the IRSSS or make a donation by going to Indian Residential School Survivors Society (

Honouring and Remembering all the many Indigenous victims of residential schools in Canada.

The truth of this terrible history is laid bare in the recent discovery of the remains of 215 children on the grounds of one of Canada’s largest residential schools, in the Nation of Tk’emlups te Secwepemic (Kamloops, BC).

With anger, sadness and grief we mourn with Indigenous families, communities, and Nations, the lives of these 215 children as well as all those Indigenous children who died as a result of residential schools.

The National flag at the Gabriola Museum will be flown at half mast until June 30th, 2021.

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