The Museum sits on the traditional territories of the Laichwiltach First Nation. Within the collection area represented by the Museum are over 30 First Nations, including three separate language and cultural groups, the Kwakwaka’wakw, Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Coast Salish. This gallery strives to illustrate the longstanding history of the first peoples of this region. Cases display the many articles made and used by the peoples living in this place since the time before time. Included to the gallery is a unique audio-visual presentation featuring a stunning collection of contemporary masks – The Treasures of Siwidi.