Naa Tsmah

Short Description: 
Naa Tsmah mural on West Cordova

Naa Tsmah – meaning ‘one heart one mind’ this mural is representative of the living in two worlds. The artist team will paint their stories of what it means to be people of the unceded Coast Salish lands while sharing the land with immigrants who have made this their home.
The downtown eastside (DTES) of Vancouver is a place that over the last year the community has seen over 700 deaths from overdose and most are related to the fentanyl crisis. The DTES of Vancouver is in a crisis and we wanted to use our artist expressions in this mural to bring awareness of this. We’re showcasing that culture saves lives. In our mural, we honor indigenous people from coast to coast.

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Artwork Location: 
49° 16' 55.8156" N, 123° 6' 18.9216" W