Sea Level Rise in Deep History - First Nations Coastal Flood Stories

September 21, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Asia Pacific Hall, Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Simon Fraser University
580 West Hastings
Vancouver , BC

Who will be tending your garden when the ocean rises? An octopus? A sea star?

SFU's Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT), the Pacific Water Research Centre in Faculty of Environment and Dialogue Programs in partnership with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and the Vancouver Aquarium are pleased to invite you to the second talk in the Octopus’s Garden Series featuring Squamish Chief Ian Campbell and Haida elder Captain Gold who will share stories from their nations' history followed by discussion.

This talk is free and open to the public.

Chief Ian Campbell, Squamish Nation
Chief Ian Campbell or Xalek, his ancestral name and Sekyu Siyam his Chieftain name is from the village of K’ik’elxn (Port Mellon) on the west side of Howe Sound. He is one of sixteen Hereditary Chiefs of the Squamish Nation and is in his second term as an elected Councillor for the Squamish Nation Chiefs and Council, appointed as a Political Spokesperson. Since 1999 Chief Campbell has been the Cultural Ambassador and Negotiator for the Intergovernmental Relations Department of the Squamish Nation.

Captain Gold, elder, Haida Historian, author and visionary
Captain Gold was born in the Skidegate Haida Village in 1942 with the English name of Richard Wilson. He was raised among the Haida Elders whose lifestyle of living with Mother nature is one he still follows today. He is the original Haida watchman, a program that respects traditional Haida laws and monitors and protects the lands and waters of their territory to ensure a vibrant future for generations to come. Captain Gold is also an artist, author and Haida historian.

Reservations: The talk is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited. Reserve your seat.


This event is part of the The Octopus's Garden: Planning for Sea Level Rise series of talks, hosted by the SFU Pacific Water Research Centre, the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Aquarium and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.