Decolonization Tour

Tuesday October 4, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery


Hover Collective / UBC Brand & Marketing

In collaboration with ARTIVISM join us for a Decolonization Tour hosted and facilitated by the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery on October 4 from 1-2:30 PM.

The Decolonization Tour highlights site-specific artworks by Indigenous artists and raises questions around issues of place, space and identity. Considering how these works address urgent social and political concerns, we’ll discuss ideas of settler colonialism, decolonization, reconciliation and the history of UBC’s Vancouver campus, which is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

The Decolonization Tour is conversational, participation-driven, and we encourage visitors to read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action in advance of the tour for grounding and context. The tour lasts about 90 minutes, beginning at Brent Sparrow Jr’s sʔi:ɬqəy̓ qeqən (Double-Headed Serpent Post) outside the UBC Bookstore (6200 University Blvd), and takes place outside, moving between Main Mall, East Mall, and West Mall. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.

Spaces on this tour are limited, to reserve a spot please contact the Belkin at