Stó:lō Resource Centre
The SRC was built in October 2010 in the heart of S'ólh Téméxw ('Our World; Our Land'), on the Coqualeetza Grounds in Chilliwack, B.C. (prior site of the Coqualeetza Residential School). The SRC was shaped by over two years of input from many Stó:lō First Nation advisors, dedicated to taking care of our 'Treasures' our sacred possessions, our Old People, and our cultural knowledge. As Chief Joe Hall, former President of the Stó:lō Nation said, “The Stó:lō Resource Centre is a place where all are welcome to learn, share and work in a meaningful and respectful way. It is a place where stories from our past can come to life for all to experience, and where we will – as the Stó:lō people – create and share stories of a prosperous future in partnership with each other , and with our global community. “
The SRC houses the Stó:lō peoples cultural heritage and knowledge. It has state of the art language, archive and artifact facilities to preserve and maintain Stó:lō cultural heritage, lands and resource based information. It provides the Stó:lō and their neighbours with access to resources. The SRC is a Siy:ám House - a place of respect and a place of culture, knowledge, economy, and sharing.
This is a place that will help with the important task of 'xyólhmet te mekw'stám ít kwelát' - taking take care of everything that belongs to us, the Stó:lō. This is a place that will benefit all Stó:lō and all our neighbours, locally, throughout the Fraser Valley, and beyond.
The Stó:lō Resource Centre (SRC) is a 24,800 square foot three story office building houses the Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre (SRRMC), Stó:lō Development Corporation (SDC), Shxwt'a:selhawtxw Longhouse Extension Program (LEP), the Stó:lō Fisheries, and others.
The SRC features a Stó:lō Elders room, library, historical archives, artifact repository and curation space, video conferencing and 'smart-technology' boardrooms, Halq'eméylem language lab, Stó:lō cultural artifact and artwork display and interpretive space, and an education / artistic performance space as a central feature of the new building.
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Sto:lo Tourism Department
Stó:lō Nation - Stó:lō Resource Centre
Bldg. 10 -7201 Vedder Road
Chilliwack, BC V2R 4G5
Explore the magnificent Stó:lō-Coast Salish people and traditional territory. Stó:lō Tourism is a hidden treasure within the Fraser Valley with exciting and memorable experiences for everyone. You can view cultural artifacts, hear our oral history that supports our Stó:lō laws, visit interpretive centres and longhouses, create traditional artwork, learn about our history, and meet the people.
Stó:lō Tourism provides opportunities to explore and experience S’ólh Téméxw ('Our World; Our Land') - the unique and beautiful world of the Stó:lō people. Tours, events, shopping and accommodation information are available.
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