Nisga’a Arts Festival – A great day to celebrate Nisga’a art and culture!

On May 30, the Nisga’a Museum, Hli Goothl Wilp-Adokshl Nisga’a, celebrated its 2nd Annual Nisga’a Arts festival in grand style under the beautiful sunny skies of Laxgalts’ap.

Zora McMillan and Bobby Clark were the Master of Ceremonies (MC) to the main event and kicked off the festivities with opening comments from our Executive Chairperson Kevin McKay who spoke on behalf of President Stevens, and Shirley Morven, Chair of the Council of Elders, who welcomed guests to the opening.  

Calvin McNeil, the artist who carved the new sign, was acknowledged for his work, followed by a cedar bark cutting ceremony by the Nisga'a elders for which Eric Grandison was the MC.

This was followed up by performances from the Majagaleehl Marching Band and dancing by cultural dancers from Gitlaxt’aamiks, Gitwinksihlkw and Laxgalts’ap.  

Meanwhile inside the museum, the Museum officially unveiled the Norman Tait Exhibit.  Norman was on hand to welcome Nisga’a citizens to a presentation of his previous and latest works.  You can still see the Norman Tait Exhibit until August 29 at the Museum.

Throughout the day, there was face painting, Nisga’a puppet shows, other arts and crafts for the kids, and storytelling offered by the elders.  You can see the photos and the video for the entire day at the links below.

Overall, it was a great day.

Congratulations to the Nisga'a Museum staff for hosting another successful event!


To see our photos of the event

For the opening for Norman Tait with family on May 29:

For the May 30 Festivities:


To watch our webcast of the entire day’s proceedings, you can go to:





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