The Nisga’a chief wear tradition clothing called ‘regalia’. The regalia is designed to make the movements of the chief more noticeable and shows how important their actions are.
Greetings from Northern British Columbia,
This past weekend our home in The Nass Valley held a special event , Nisga’a Hobiyee is the celebration that marks the start of the Harvest season or New Year 2013. Our Swiss friends Rolf & Silvia came to visit and be part of this celebration. There where many different visitors enjoying the feasting, music and dance. Many came from other communities bring their own dance groups and music. The thing that attracted my eyes is the colourful costoms with the wild animal’s fur and skin. The history show of the volcanic eruption on the Nass 300 years ago. The rhythm of the Nisga’a instrument made me feel that I want to dance with them. This is definitely one of the most colorful and historic traditional events left in Canada.