Nanaimo urban gathering draws nearly 200

Published on December 15, 2017

(Denise Titian photos)

Nanaimo, BC — 

Nanaimo is not within the vast Nuu-chah-nulth territory that stretches down the west side of Vancouver Island, but the vitality of the city's Nuu-chah-nulth presence was evident during an urban gathering on Thursday, Dec. 14.

Nearly 200 people packed St. Peter's Church Hall for the event, leading some to give up their seats for elders arriving late. Organized by the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council's Quu'asa program, the afternoon and evening gave families and friends a chance to reconnect by sharinig food, cultural activies and valuable information.

The final Nuu-chah-nulth urban gatheirng of 2017 takes place in Victoria Friday.