Hobiyee celebrations got off to a very special start in Laxgalts’ap Friday.
For the first time since the signing of the Nisga’a Treaty in 2000 and the repatriation of cultural artifacts known as the Ancestors’ Collection in 2010, the Nisga’a Museum welcomed seven precious items back home.
Nisga’a Lisims Government President Eva Clayton says the identification of the seven spoons that had been taken from Nisga’a territory for a hundred plus years was very emotional for the elders who identified them.
“The activation of the Custodial Agreement and the welcoming home of new objects for the first time in seven years, is not only an important step for the Nisga’a Museum but a tangible representation of reconciliation in action,” states Nisga’a Museum Director Stephanie Halapija.
The Nisga’a Museum hosted a re-blessing and unveiling ceremony to welcome the spoons back home.