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  • Date and time: Saturday 1 June 2024, 12pm to 3pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Huntingdon Room, King's Manor, Exhibition Square (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Contemporary Indigenous peoples experience ongoing impacts of colonial injustice. But Indigenous peoples are more than just survivors of injustice, they are descendants of powerful Ancestors whose presences strengthen acts of resistance and resurgence.

Join Indigenous multi-media artist sɬə́məxʷ (Rain Pierre) from Katzie First Nation as he tells his own story of recovery and inspires you to follow your true passions in life. The event marks the launch of Rain’s new multi-media exhibition and includes an afternoon tea and the chance to enjoy the exhibition. 

Rain's talk will take place from 12.30pm to 1pm, after which time you will be able to browse the exhibition and chat to Rain. 

The exhibition and talk are presented by the Heritage for Global Challenges Research Centre which is funded by a Leverhulme International Professorship and located in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York.

You may also be interested in the ‘Art for Indigenous Futures’ exhibition which runs throughout the Festival, except Sundays. 

Image credit: Rain Pierre

About the curator

sɬə́məxʷ (Rain Pierre) is a multi-media artist from the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie First Nation) Vancouver, Canada. Rain is a celebrated Indigenous artist and an advocate for Indigenous peoples, LGBQ2S+ people, and people in recovery. In 2016, he shifted from a career in civil engineering to pursue art and to follow a path more aligned with his spirit. He makes artworks in a variety of mediums. 


Heritage Global Challenges University of York

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible