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The historic and living influence of First Nations people in the region is a source of pride and respect, as evidenced by several cultural sites of significance. The new Audain Art Museum together with the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre position Whistler among the most important art destinations in the Pacific Northwest. The Audain showcases an impressive array of Emily Carr paintings as well as one of the world's largest aboriginal mask collections. The interactive Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre is the first museum of its kind in North America: a joint venture between two nations. Outside of the institutions, village galleries showcase the thriving village arts scene of painting, sculpture, and crafts that often reflect the alpine setting, as well as authenticated First Nations artwork.