To inspire and remember
Tania Willard (Secwepemc) and Krista Belle Stewart (Syilx), two well-established artists Indigenous to the BC Interior, will collaborate on the 14 Not Forgotten memorial at UBC Okanagan. This public artwork will be an installation dedicated to the victims of the École Polytechnique massacre and inspired by Tania’s ‘Surrounded-Surrounding’ (2018). This powerful piece accommodates a fire that can be lit during the annual 14 Not Forgotten ceremony, adding a highly impactful performative aspect to the installation. A permanent seating element will surround the elevated fire bowl to provide a place for memorial ceremonies, and a place of contemplation to view the artwork, the natural tranquility of the surrounding wildlife, and the pond that the memorial looks out on.