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Canada Line Bridge hosts Indigenous murals

Three Musqueam artists were selected to create original digital murals, reflecting the past, present, and future of the region, “through the lens of colonialism and reconciliation.”
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This mural is one of three created by an artist from the Musqueam Indian Band

TransLink has completed three Indigenous murals under the Canada Line Bridge, which spans the Fraser River from Richmond to Vancouver.

As part of its Transport 2050 strategy, TransLink partnered with the Musqueam Indian Band to produce the artworks, which were completed this week.

The Musqueam artists selected were Mack Paul, Diamond Point and Hailee Stogan, with each creating an original digital mural reflecting the past, present, and future of the region, “through the lens of colonialism and reconciliation.”

The three murals have been installed along the Canada Line Bridge’s bikeway and pedestrian walkway on the northwest side of the bridge.

Each mural is roughly 17-feet long and seven-feet high.

“It’s mind-blowing to think I’ve had the privilege to work on this project with TransLink,” said Grade 12 artist Hailee Stogan.

“The topic of truth and reconciliation has been a large movement in Canada and, being so young, I never felt like my voice and opinions would be heard. By creating my piece of art for this project, I’m able to express these feelings without words.”

TransLink CEO Kevin Quinn said that, “as we approach National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we are reminded reconciliation is an ongoing journey into the future and not a destination.

“By building respectful relationships with Indigenous Nations and urban Indigenous Peoples and taking action to improve transportation for all Indigenous Nations, we're striving to help the process in a meaningful way."

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