The Path Forward

The Path Forward

A day-long festival celebration at the Orpheum curated by the VSO Indigenous Council, with performances by the VSO in collaborations with Coast Salish Territory of the Musqueam; Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, aligning with and honouring National Indigenous People’s Day. Emceed by Geena Jackson (Frog Clan of the shíshálh (Sechelt) Nation), special guest artist DJ O Show, gifts of new orchestrations of the Musqueam Paddle Song and other Indigenous music, and many more artists, vendors, and special surprises!

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1:30 – 7:00 pm: Indigenous Art Gallery & Artisan Showcase (Lobby)

Raven and Hummingbird Tea

Kwiss Hamilton-Copper Jewelry

Rebecca Campbell & Crystal Stogan, Cedar Work

Skwachàys Lodge – Artists in residence including Mike Alexander

Giggy Beads Boutique (Valerie Davidson-Oar)

Olivia George (TWN)

QwalamutCreations – Rebecca Campbell

Salish Beauty 

4:00 pm: VSO Performance and Presentations by the Host Nations (Orpheum Stage)

Traditional Coast Salish Anthem (arr. Rowson)

Rowson Carnival of OUR Animals

Traditional Musqueam Paddle Song (arr. Rowson)

5:30 pm: Fashion Show (West Coast Energy Hall)

Touch of Culture & Copperknot Jewelry

Designer: Himikalas (Pam Baker)

Coordinator: Joleen Mitton

6:00 pm: Performance with Featured Artists (Orpheum Stage)

D J O Show with members of the VSO

Nova Charles Voice and Guitar   

Rhonda Head & Bogdan Dulu Voice and Piano   

Numwayut = We Are All One Hand Drum Group   

Mathews Red Trail Singers Powwow Finale

Geena Jackson

Geena Jackson


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DJ O Show - Tumáliya

DJ O Show – Tumáliya


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Rhonda Head

Rhonda Head


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Dennis Thomas - Whonoak

Dennis Thomas – Whonoak


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