Canoe Journey to Talyu (South Bentinck) from Bella Coola
On August 18 and 19, 2009
Everyone is welcome. We are honored to have you witness these historic days in Nuxalk Territory. Please note that travel to Talyu (South Bentinck) and accomodation will be a factor. Talyu is about 23 miles from Bella Coola, and is only accessible by water. Our family will be looking for more canoes and boats to help with transportation. We need to know who is coming. Some visitors may want to bring gear for overnight camping at the Talyu Hotsprings (above). We may be asking for cash donations to help with expenses of gas, or for camping gear, tents, axes, lights, tarps, etc. We plan to restore a gillnet boat and build a large shelter for our dancing and feasting. Our pole raising ceremonies will be at about 11 am on August 19 and hopefully finish by 3 pm.
Snuxyaltwa Totem Pole and Memorial Fund
Bert Snow, Mercy Snow, Judy Windsor
Special Savings Account # 12207-7
Williams Lake Credit Union Branch # 3
P.O. Box 214, Bella Coola, BC V0T 1C0
Memorial Feast and Unveiling of Tombstones at Bella Coola
On August 20, 2009
Everyone should manage to get back to Bella Coola by the next day, on August
20, for the memorial feast and the unveiling of tombstones for six family
members who have passed on to the spirit world: Brandi Ann Siwallace Leona
& Raymond Wadhams, Sam Hunt, Noel Cuyler & Marlene Cuyler (Snow).
In our tradition, people believe that if we hold onto our loved ones
who have passed away, then we stop them from carrying on their journey
back to their rightful place.
Traditional Nuxalk Wedding at Bella Coola
On August 21, 2009
We will celebrate the traditional Nuxalk wedding of Marcia
Krawll & Rongo
Wetere with feasting and dancing.