The Neighbourhood Speaker Series explores a range of topics shared by Indigenous speakers and knowledge keepers. Community members are invited to bring and ask questions of the speakers during these interactive online sessions.

Join John Preissl, Freelance Photographer, as he shares his family’s long history from the first Chief Capilano in the late 1700's to the present day. Looking through the lens of his camera, John will weave together stories of the Legend of Deer Lake, resource gathering in the Burnaby Lake Watershed, and protection of the sacred salmon and eagle habitat on the shared homelands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples.

John Preissl is a Burnaby-based environmental, adventure, wildlife and Indigenous freelance photographer. He is a media expert with over two decades of media experience and consulting. John is of Squamish and Leq’á:mel Nation ancestry. His Great times-two Grandfather was the Great Chief Joe Capilano. John leads many First Nations Tours in Burnaby from Deer Lake, Burnaby Lake, Burnaby Mountain and pretty well all over Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations Lands.

This program is part of the Neighbourhood Speaker Series. Presented in partnership with Burnaby Village Museum and Still Moon Arts Society.

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