Welcome Post Ceremony - June 17, 2021


The Welcome Post of the Eagle & Sun was installed on JIBC’s New Westminster Campus in June of 2021. On June 17, 2021, we held a ceremony for the Welcome Post led by Elder Shane Pointe from the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nation. Brent Sparrow from the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nation created the Welcome Post and worked with the Office of Indigenization throughout the process. JIBC is honoured to have this significant legacy item on our New Westminster Campus.


Eagle & Sun Post

The meaning of this Welcome Post is to provide guidance, strength, protection, and warmth to all staff, faculty, students, recruits, and visitors of the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC).

The Sun signifies warmth cast over the campus to provide comfort and guidance to students and recruits during their journey with JIBC.

The Eagle signifies protection, strength, and guidance for students and recruits as they strive towards a successful career path.


Artist Bio

Brent Sparrow is a Coast Salish artist, designer, and carver from the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nation. His works celebrate the evolution and vibrancy of Coast Salish culture. Brent strives to honour connections between Peoples and Mother Earth by telling stories within the stories of his works.