Chilliwack – Hope – On August 19, the Lost Stories Project, a Canada 150 Signature Event based at Concordia University in Montreal, will inaugurate a public art installation by Coast Salish artist, Terry Horne, at the Chawathil First Nations Telte-Yet Camp Site in Hope.
His work memorializes the tragic story of the many Indigenous boys who were kidnapped by American miners during the 1858 Fraser River gold rush. Terry Horne is an artist with over 20 years experience. In addition, he is also the chief of Yakweakwioose First Nation, located in Chilliwack.
He carries the ancestral name of Siyemches, a name passed down to him by his grandfather Frank Malloway. Terry’s art- work has been exhibited in countries around the world by way of various galleries. His preferred artistic medium is wood, mainly red cedar, from which he carves house-posts, totem poles and masks.
This story is one of four projects that will be inaugurated over the course of the summer by the Lost Stories Project, that collects little-known episodes from Canada’s past, transforms them into works of public art, and documents the process through documentary film. This particular story will form the basis for a documentary film by Stó:lō filmmaker Sandra Bonner-Pederson.