Join us in celebrating the start of Hoobiyee, the Nisga’a new year! Hoobiyee honours the harvest moon through stories, songs, and dances. The Nisga’a Ts’amiks Vancouver Society hosts the event annually and this year it is being held at the PNE Forum where thousands of locals will enjoy fantastic performances.
“The Nisga’a of Ts’amiks (Vancouver), hosts this celebration each year and invites dance groups from other Nations to celebrate with them, the strength, beauty and diversity of indigenous cultures. The 1400 Nisga’a of Ts’amiks invite the general public to Hobiyee to share the rich Nisga’a culture.” – Nisga’a Ts’amiks Vancouver Society.
For more than 10,000 years, the Nisga’a people have inhabited the Nass River valley. The artwork of the Nisga’a people illustrates the history, stories and culture that have been passed down from generation to generation. These talented artists, represented by Coastal Peoples Gallery, are bringing the uniqueness of Northwest Coast First Nations art to the world.
For more information on the event, visit the Nisga’a Ts’amiks Vancouver Society website.
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