səlilwətaɬ in the News- Through film, Kayah George explores the nuanced responsibility of being səlilwətaɬ

səlilwətaɬ in the News- Through film, Kayah George explores the nuanced responsibility of being səlilwətaɬ

News & Updatessəlilwətaɬ in the News- Through film, Kayah George explores the nuanced responsibility of being səlilwətaɬ

səlilwətaɬ in the News- Through film, Kayah George explores the nuanced responsibility of being səlilwətaɬ

Filmmaker Kayah George was featured in IndigiNews, a culturally-respectful, Indigenous-led online journalism publication, regarding her documentary film, Our Grandmother the Inlet.

In the film, she reflects on their relationship to water, culture, and land. Her film was featured in the 2023 Vancouver International Film Festival programming.

Kayah stated: “I found a lot of healing in making a film and expressing myself, having that outlet and showing things I couldn’t put into words — feelings or thinking. Some of the themes depicted in the film show how I felt inside, and having them out took that pain out of me.”

“My name is Halth-Leah. I carry my grandmother’s name, and she carries it from her grandmother. That goes 13 generations back. I’m from Tsleil-Waututh Nation, which translates to ‘People of the Inlet.’ We didn’t see this place the way the world does now.”

This is a scene featuring Kayah George from her poetic hybrid-documentary film, Our Grandmother the Inlet, co-directed with Jaime Leigh Gianopoulos, an emerging director, editor, and producer.

Read the full article in IndigiNews: https://shorturl.at/ceuwJ

Latest Articles

səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation) Chief Jen Thomas “səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation) Chief and Council are proud to stand with our relatives, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish Nation), as well as the City of Vancouver to celebrate ten years of the City of Reconciliation and the UNDRIP Action Plan. Vancouver has always been at the forefront of reconciliation, bringing us forward together. We know there is more work that needs to be done, but this is an important step in the right direction.”
Congratulations to Tsleil-Waututh Nation Elder Margaret George for being recognized with an honorary degree from Simon Fraser University (SFU).
“səlilwətaɬ Chief and Council are incredibly pleased to see the poles by carver Jonas Jones welcome everyone to Whey-ah-Wichen and təmtəmíxʷtən. These traditional village sites hold deep importance to our Tsleil-Waututh people, and we are pleased to have them connected in this culturally significant way. Our hands are raised in appreciation of the ongoing collaboration with our partners at Metro Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver for making this project a success.”  -Chief Jen Thomas, səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation)
The Boys Who Braid Their Hair exhibition has been extended and you’re invited! Join us from April 25 – May 19, 2024 Where: The Nature House at MapleWood Flats  Open: Tues / Thurs / Sat & Sun 11:00am – 3:00pm
ur səlilwətaɬ Speed Watch program has released critical findings from their activations over the past six months, which were led by the TWN Community Safety team and member volunteers. They found that while 85% of vehicles passing through the community along Dollarton Highway are essentially complying with the speed limit, 13% of vehicles are doing 11 km/h to 20 km/h over the speed limit, and 2% of vehicles are doing more than 20 km/h over the speed limit.
Robert Bartlett, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation), shares the following reflection after his first month as CAO.