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Alert Bay & the U'mista Cultural Center

Alert Bay & the U'mista Cultural Center

Feb 11, 2022

North Island Cannabis

North Island Cannabis, your last stop before your first step of adventure, in the North Island’s beautiful Port Hardy, British Columbia – now let us guide you through some of the wonders of the natural world from 4x4 backroads and forest trails to ocean campsites and everywhere in-between.

Disclaimer: North Island Cannabis is not liable for you checking out these spots and having an awesome time, or getting lost in the woods, so please tell someone where you’re going and don’t forget to pack out what you pack in.

U'mista Cultural Center

Alert Bay is a village on Cormorant Island, near the town of Port McNeill on northeast Vancouver Island, in the Regional District of Mount Waddington, British Columbia, Canada. 1,200-1,500 people live within the village.

In 1921, the Government of Canada, in an effort to stop the potlatch custom of dance, song, and wealth distribution under Section 116 of the Indian Act, confiscated many items including wooden masks, copper shields, and dance regalia. During the 1970s and 80s, the Kwakwaka'wakw regained their possessions after long negotiations. The returned artifacts are housed in a museum at the U'mista Cultural Centre - find out more about the U'mista Cultural Center here.

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