Coming in May 2021, the Sacred Journey exhibit immerses the audience in the world of Indigenous canoe culture on the Pacific Northwest Coast. The coast-wide tribal canoe journeys are a catalyst for cultural revitalization and a means of community healing and youth empowerment. Told for the first time by leaders and participants of today’s canoe resurgence, the amazing story of The Sacred Journey is unveiled through the Indigenous framework of Nuyum (stories) expressed through art, audio and video displays, and interactive experiences. This exhibition was developed by the Heiltsuk Qatuwas Committee after they hosted the Tribal Canoe Journey to Qatuwas (Bella Bella) in 2014. The Museum at Campbell River is the first stop for this exciting new exhibition.
Click here for an update from December 31 in the National Observer on the progress of the exhibit.