Nolan King leads Ethan Nelson and Isabel Nelson in the Hamatsa.

Nolan King leads Ethan Nelson and Isabel Nelson in the Hamatsa.

A welcome sight

K’ak’ot’lats’i School gym turned Big House for the night as the students performed a series of dances as part of a Gusgi’mukw welcome.

COAL  HARBOUR—K’ak’ot’lats’i School gym turned Big House for the night last Thursday evening as the students performed a series of dances as part of a Gusgi’mukw welcome.

The community were welcoming a group of fimmakers to its traditional territories, but it was the young dancers who stole the limelight.

The group were prepared for the event by cultural teacher William ‘Wa’ Wasden, who praised the dancers for their commitment and hard work.“These kids have been working for the last two weeks to get ready for you,” Wasden told the crowd. “I’m so proud of them.”