Seaspan requests contribution from Squamish Nation and Tsleil Waututh Nation artists

 By Mina Kerr-Lazenby Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Seaspan has put out a call out for S?wx?wu7mesh ?xwumixw (Squamish Nation) and Tsleil-Waututh Nation artists to help create a design for two new eco-conscious shuttle buses that will travel around North Vancouver. The two battery-electric shuttle buses will replace two gas powered buses that provide daily transport service for all North Vancouver-based Seaspan employees, shuttling to and from Seaspan worksites at Vancouver Drydock, Vancouver Shipyards and their head offices on Pemberton Avenue. Ali Hounsell, director of communications at Seaspan, said the inclusion of Indigenous artwork into the bus wrap design is a reflection of Seaspan’s commitment to “developing respectful relationships” with the neighbouring First Nations communities. The art call is intended to elicit responses from artists using traditional Coast Salish art design,…

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