Opening Reception: The Chilcotin War


Join us to celebrate and reflect on the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s 2014 Aboriginal Title Case victory before the Supreme Court of Canada. 1900 square kilometers of land was unanimously declared under aboriginal title, the first time land has been declared under aboriginal title in Canadian history.

The Alternator will host an opening reception for the exhibit The Chilcotin War: A Colonial Legacy Sept 18th from 7-9pm. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

South African artist Ann Nicholson lives in the Chilcotin region, and was inspired by the manifestation of colonialism in Canada. Nicholson was politically active against apartheid during her time in South Africa, resulting in her expulsion from art school. She was later held for three years in maximum security for her role in South Africa’s Anti-Apartheid Movement. In her art Nicholson investigates the related context of Canada’s struggle to come to terms with it’s colonial past.