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The people of resilience’: Indigenous cultural tourism set to reshape historic Vancouver Island fishing village – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 2018354 Views

July 9, 2018

Sitting on a weathered black rock on an expansive stretch of rocky sand near Bamfield, B.C., Wisqii Robert Denis Jr. drums and sings a traditional song that tells the story of the resilience of the Huu-ay-aht people.

The remains of an ancient Huu-ay-aht village are hidden amongst old-growth cedars at the edge of this beach on Vancouver Island’s remote west coast.

At one point, the Huu-ay-aht managed to take this village known as Kiixin (pronounced “kee-hin”) back after they were driven out by a neighbouring tribe, Denis Jr. explains, as he gives a tour.

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