Tribal Journeys to Bella Bella 2014
Following traditional protocol the Heiltsuk sent canoes to invite both the North and South coastal First Nations once again to Bella Bella for the Qatuwas “People gathering together”- Festival from July 13th – July 19th 2014. They expect over 100 canoes with over 1,000 pullers and about 5,000 visitors to join in for this important event.
Helitsuk hosted the Qatuwas Festival in Bella Bella in 1993, and have been actively involved in modern day canoe resurgence. The Heiltsuk leadership invite the canoe nations to once again journey to Bella Bella for Qatuwas II “people are coming together” in 2014. The intent is to host the gathering in their new Bighouse.