Land of the Hamaca
The Wuikinuxv Traditional territory has a long and rich cultural history. The Wuikinuxv people were of high rank within the Hamatsa society and were sought after as mates. The Hamatsa dance society originated in Wuikinuxv and spread across the coast through marriage. Many people recognize some of the known songs and dances as holding their origins from Wuikinuxv territory. We would like to take this time to thank everyone who has kept this legacy alive.
The Wuikinuxv people built the House of Nuakawa, our new big house, in 2005. Since then we've had many feasts, potlatches, community gatherings, funerals and General Assemblies within its walls. The building of the big house has been a source of strength and pride for the Wuikinuxv people. It has lead to a revival of interest in the Potlatch culture.