This is Our Gift

This is our gift to each other, our fellow Canadians and the world.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many Nisga’a treasures left the Nass Valley. During the struggle for our treaty, Nisga’a elders and leaders fought to ensure this scattered legacy would find its way back home. Now, housed in a permanent place of honour, this treasury of Nisga’a culture ranks as one of the preeminent collections of Northwest Coast aboriginal art.

Anhooya’ahl Ga’angigatgum’ (the Ancestors’ Collection) is now open. This gathering of priceless artifacts — on display together for the first time — contains over 300 Nisga’a cultural treasures. You will be moved by the power and spirit encountered here.

We Nisga’a are leaders. Our art and culture tie us to this place. We have stories of wonder, tragedy, and triumph to tell.

Here, we will share them with the world.

The Nisga'a Museum has two beautiful new temporary exhibitions for our visitors this summer! Along the River Bend: Celebrating 25 Years of the Nisga'a Fisheries Management Program and Adventures with Lithics, Plumb Bobs and Trowels Abound: An Archaeological Exploration of the Nass Valley. Please see the Transformation Continues tab for more information concerning these exhibitions.