UBC Reads Sustainability presents Roy Henry Vickers telling Peace Dancer

Immerse yourself in a classic Northwest Legend featuring incredible and original illustrations by world-renowned printmaker, painter, carver, author, Roy Henry Vickers.

Peace Dancer is the fourth book in a series by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd. In Peace Dancer, Vickers shares the Legend from his village of Kitkatla, BC; it is the story of The Flood. Sharing this story is more relevant to the world right now than ever before. 

March 2, 12pm - 2pm
UBC Longhouse
1985 West Mall, Vancouver
Free -registration required

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More about Peace Dancer by Roy Henry Vickers

Peace Dancer is the fourth book in a series of Northwest Coast Legends by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd. Vickers shares the Legend from his village of Kitkatla, BC; it is the story of The Flood. The Chief of the Heavens is angered by the disrespect to mother nature and he brings down a powerful storm; the rains flood the earth and villagers must abandon their homes and flee to their canoes. When the people promise to change, the storm stops and waters recede. From that point on, the villagers appoint a “Peace Dancer” to perform at every potlatch and pass on the story of the flood. Roy Henry Vickers will take you on a cross-cultural journey, to access the four directions that will center you as teacher, healer, visionary, and leader.

With support from our sponsors Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, Simon K.Y. Lee Global Lounge and Resource Centre, First Nations House of Learning, St. John's College and Centre for Community Engaged Learning.