Georgia Straight – September 2017

GeorgiaStraightIndigenous art and concerts bring Skwachàys Lodge alive for entire Culture Days weekend

One of the new highlights during the Vancouver events will be an entire weekend of programming by the Indigenous artists in residence at Skwachàys Lodge Aboriginal Hotel and Gallery (31 West Pender Street). A social-enterprise project built by the Vancouver Native Housing Society in 2012, it derives funding from its artist-designed hotel rooms and the Urban Aboriginal Fair Trade Gallery for its 24 studio apartments, all inhabited by Indigenous artists who pay minimal rent for a three-year tenancy to develop their careers. Read full article…