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Learn about the Indigenous history of the West End through Cory Douglas’s personal story and original artwork, Strength in Community.

Strength in Community - by Cory Douglas (2021)

Graphic design, digital


The Two Headed Snake, with the protagonists of a brother and sister who defeat the serpent, is a legend that is told by different First Nation communities up and down the coast. I've taken inspiration from the Skwxwú7mesh Nation legend. This story simply represents the challenging times we are facing today. We have an opportunity to look at this legend and pull inspiration from the duo's leadership and create something beautiful with our modern day story, working together in harmony and building relationships in places perhaps not considered. Look beyond the limits of what is and expand the possible by utilizing the strength that every individual imbibes. This is a story of hope and resilience and becoming stronger as a community.

What characteristics or qualities of the West End do you see in this story and art? 

Learn about Skwxwú7mesh artist Cory Douglas here.

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