Nationhood and the Nuxalk Nation (1997)
What makes a Nation? A nation of people have their own: Religion, Language, Land Base and Laws. The Nuxalk People have been given all these gifts from our Creator. The Creator provided to our People everything that we have today, and it is our responsibility to take care of the land and the resources our land provides for us for the future of our children and those children yet unborn.
In 1913 Chief Jim Pollard
stated to Royal Commission on Indian Affairs: "When I was a boy
my father and the old men of the tribe told us to be careful with our
land and property here, not to give it away, or sell it. We want to let
you know that the fish is the same as a bank, this is where we derive