Heiltsuk Nation opens historic big house

In a feature article in The Narwhal, Emilee Gilpin provides an in-depth look at the Heiltsuk Nations new big house, a major achievement for the whole community and an example of the Nation’s strength and cultural renewal.

Chief Marilyn Slett describes it this way: “We’ve had 150 years of colonialism … but today, our young people are strong and grounded in their culture and grounded in their identities. It’s because of our grans, our grandpas, aunties, uncles, and our ancestors. It’s because of their resilience and empowerment that we’re able to do what we’re doing.”

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