‘What Do We Need to Be Well?’ A First Nation Provides Its Own Answer

Posted April 22, 2021 in Media

The Haíɫzaqv have built a stunning new health and wellness centre near Bella Bella. A video takes you inside its making.

Just a boat’s row away from Waglisla, or Bella Bella, lies the First Nations reserve of Kunsoot. Waglisla is itself a reserve and home to about 1,300 Haíɫzaqv (Heiltsuk) people on the central coast of British Columbia. Kunsoot is a place where Haíɫzaqv families used to travel in summer to catch salmon and otherwise practice their culture.