Chief Dan George: Actor and Activist, Longshoreman, Actor, Musician, Lecturer, Poet, Activist, Environmentalist, First Nations leader.

Temporary Exhibit at the Alberni Valley Museum

October 3, 2020 – March 31, 2021

Tsleil-Waututh Chief Dan George (1899-1981) is remembered for many things, including his career as an actor and an advocate for Indigenous people. This exhibition explores his life and legacy. Chief George came to national attention in 1967 through his famous centennial speech, “Lament for Confederation”. Thereafter, as a speaker, a writer and an actor with an international reputation, he promoted greater understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and inspired others to follow in his path on the long journey toward reconciliation.

An illustrated timeline provides the broader context, highlighting significant events and individuals in British Columbia and Canada that contributed to the progression of rights for Indigenous peoples.

Organised by the North Vancouver Museum and Archives in collaboration with the George family.