Legends of the Capilano Book Launch

  • May 9, 2023
  • 6:00pm – 8:00pm PST
  • Massey Arts Society 23 East Pender Street Vancouver, BC V6A 1S9

E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake) (Author), Joe Capilano (Sahp-luk) (Author), Mary Agnes Capilano (Lixwelut) (Author) + others

Legends of the Capilano updates E. Pauline Johnson’s 1911 classic Legends of Vancouver, restoring Johnson’s intended title for the first time, and celebrating the storytelling abilities of Johnson’s Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) collaborators, Joe and Mary Capilano.

Join editor Alix Shield and members of the Mathias family Tuesday, May 9th at 6:00pm for the launch of Legends of the Capilano. This special edition, compiled in consultation with the Mathias family, the direct descendants of Joe and Mary Capilano and members of the Skwxwú7mesh Nation, which reframes, reconnects, and reclaims the stewardship of these stories.


Alix Shield teaches in the Department of Indigenous Studies at Simon Fraser University. Her current research analyzes collaboratively authored twentieth and twenty-first century Indigenous women’s literatures in Canada.