The Environment

The Snuneymuxw have used their knowledge of the rivers, the estuary, the ocean and the forests to support and nurture their people and their culture for thousands of years. What they could not harvest, hunt or fish in their own territory, they traded for with other nations. The Snuneymuxw have lived intimately with their surroundings […]

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Community Today

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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Elders’ Knowledge

Each of the objects in this collection has a place in the oral history and culture of the Snuneymuxw. The Elders traditionally pass on knowledge through stories. Stories can explain how something came to be, how it was made, and how it can be used by a clever person. Household Items The work of creating […]

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The Snuneymuxw community

The Snuneymuxw community is again learning the teachings of the Elders as they share their culture and discuss bringing home the objects of their ancestors.

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The Snuneymuxw are proud to be unique.

They can look to the accomplishments of the teachers, writers, scholars, parents, athletes and artists in their Community Stories. Those who hold the traditional knowledge can explain the complex meaning and the skill required to weave the baskets, carve the house posts and to craft the tools used by their ancestors.

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