Today, the Snuneymuxw community remembers and learns from the Elders and takes pride in the skills of their people, who are champion lacrosse players and canoe racers, published authors and talented carvers, teachers and keepers of tradition. All the tools used by their ancestors have a modern version, suited to life in the 21st century.
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The work of creating wool and blankets and weaving mats was done in the home. These items were important to the Snuneymuxw culture and their economy, and were primarily made by women.
The Snuneymuxw people celebrate their community with traditions and events. Winter ceremonies in the Big House feature masks and dances that tell the stories of the people and use the Hul'q'umin'um' language. Athletes show their skill and strength.
Food and Food Preparation
Fishing and harvesting shellfish, plants and berries were important jobs that the whole community helped with. Special containers were created to harvest and prepare the fresh foods and to store it through the winter.