Roy Henry Vickers: Reconciliation & the Four Directions of Stewardship

Date(s) - September 25, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

United Churches of Langley

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Keynote: The Four Directions of Stewardship & Reflections on Reconciliation

How can we make amends, heal our past with Canada’s Indigenous peoples and see a path forward that is hopeful? One way is by continuing to listen to some of the thoughtful, eloquent voices who can articulate the experiences of Indigenous generations past and present.

Roy Henry Vickers will take you on a cross-cultural journey, to access the four directions that will center you as teacher, healer, visionary, and leader. His message: You are the center of your family, your family is the center of your community, your community is the center of your country, your country is the center of the world. You make a difference in the world. You can make a difference by knowing both your place in the whole and your ability to influence the greater community around you.Great happiness and peace comes from knowing that you make the difference for good in the world so go out and make that difference.


Canadian artist Roy Henry Vickers is best known around the world for his limited-edition prints. He is also a world-renowned printmaker, painter, carver, author, sought after keynote speaker and designer whose signature style fuses the traditional images of his WestCoast native ancestry with the realism of his British heritage.

By merging the uncomplicated, stylized forms of his aboriginal ancestry with the realism of European art, Roy brings two worlds together and creates vibrant images that speak to a universal spirit. The resulting art touches deeply and is accessible to people all over the world regardless of their background, age, beliefs or traditions.

Roy’s artwork is held in museums and private collections across Canada and the world, and is mostly sold through his artist-owned and operated gallery in Tofino, B.C. In addition, Roy is a recognized leader in the First Nations community, and a tireless spokesperson for recovery from addictions and abuse.

Roy has received many honours for his work over the years: his art has been gifted by British Columbia to Queen Elizabeth II, Boris Yeltsin and Bill Clinton; the Order of British Columbia was bestowed upon him in 1998; in 2003, he received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for his contributions to Canadian culture; and in 2007 he was awarded the prestigious Order of Canada.

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