Eagle Song Dancers & Land Acknowledgement Ceremony
Squamish Nation

Spakwus Slolem, (translated as” Eagle Song Dancers) are members of the Squamish Nation. Geographically located in what is called the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Our traditional territory being the Howe Sound, Vancouver to Whistler area. The Squamish have lived and utilized this area for over 10,000 years, having history traced back to the Great Flood, and an Ice Age.

Spakwus Slolem presentations brings out “Chiax,” the protocol and laws of our canoe culture, for our Longhouses. Some of our Elders today still have memories of early years, traveling across the waters in great canoes to visit Family in distant land , and exercising our Chiax. Spakwus Slolem presents a glimpse into this culture through singing/drumming and dance and audience participation.

Keynote Speaker

Bruce Mau
Co-Founder and CEO
Massive Change Network (MCN)

Designer, author, educator, and artist Bruce Mau is a brilliantly creative optimist whose love of thorny problems led him to create a methodology for life-centered design. Across thirty years of design innovation, he’s collaborated with global brands and companies, leading organizations, heads of state, renowned artists, and fellow optimists. Mau became an international figure with the publication of his landmark S,M,L,XL, designed and co-authored with Rem Koolhaas, and his most recent books are Mau MC24: Bruce Mau’s 24 Principles for Designing Massive Change in Your Life and Work and, with co-author, Julio Ottino, dean of Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering, The Nexus: Augmented Thinking for a Complex World – The New Convergence of Art, Technology, and Science. He is co-founder and CEO of Massive Change Network, a holistic design collective based in Chicago.