All-Day Sacred Fire Ceremony at the xʷcı̓cəsəm Garden at UBC Farm

All-Day Sacred Fire Ceremony at the xʷcı̓cəsəm Garden at UBC Farm

Friday, September 30, 2022

Fire Ceremony

We want to begin by acknowledging that the UBC Vancouver campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, unceded of the xʷməθkwəyəm (Musqueam). These lands have been a place of learning about xʷməθkwəyəm culture, history, traditions, and knowledge for many generations. We also acknowledge the unceded, traditional, and ancestral territories of Skwxwú7mesh(Squamish), SəlíL lwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Syilx (Okanagan) people where other UBC Campuses are located.

The Indigenous Research Partnership, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, and The First Nations House of Learning invite you to an All-Day Sacred Fire Ceremony at xʷci̓cəsəm Garden at UBC Farm, as one way to acknowledge, commemorate and appreciate the Canadian National Day of Truth and Reconciliation (TRC).

The All-Day Sacred Fire Ceremony will honour the spirits of the lost children who never returned home, residential school survivors, their families, and their communities. And provide an opportunity for all to recognize and commit to reconciliation, and ensure that the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools are never forgotten.

Where: xʷci̓ cəsəm Garden at UBC Farm – 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver
When: Friday, September 30, 2022
Time: Fire starts at Sunrise (7:11) and ends at Sunset (6:53)

You are welcome to make fire offerings, sing and drum, send prayers, share experiences, and reflect on your support for the TRC and advocacy. This event is outdoor, free and open to everyone. No photos or pictures are to be taken at the sacred fire.

We look forward to seeing you at the xʷci̓cəsəm Garden at UBC Farm.

If you have any questions, please contact: Dr. Eduardo Jovel, Director, LFS Indigenous Research Partnerships –