Living ancestors’ dreams in Bella Bella with new Big House

Heiltsuk Nation elders in regalia sitting in the new Big House

In October of 2019 the Heiltsuk Nation officially opened the first new Big House in their territory in 120 years. As we move into the next decade, CCIRA is excited for the new beginnings the Big House signifies.1

Speaking to reporters at the time of the opening, Heiltsuk’s William Housty said, “there’s a sense of pride knowing the dreams of so many ancestors are now being lived by our generation, people like my late grandfather who always talked about the Big House and how important it was aren’t here anymore. Now we’re living their dreams.”

  1. Photo by Tavish Campbell.

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