Haida Heritage Centre wins award

  • Mar. 7, 2008 8:00 a.m.

Submiited article–The Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia presented the Haida Heritage Centre at Kaay Llnagaay with the Tourism Conservation Award at the Aboriginal Tourism BC Awards Gala on March 5 in Vancouver. Colin Richardson accepted the award on behalf of the centre. It recognizes an Aboriginal tourism enterprise that is committed to preserving the natural environment and traditional lands through education, sharing and commitment to community. Presenting the award were Jeannie Cranmer, Aboriginal Education and Employment Coordinator for BC Hydro and Chief Darren Blaney of the Homalco First Nation (last year’s award recipient).”The centre is a showcase for the past, present and future of Haida art and culture, and demonstrates the Haida commitment to preserving their natural environment and traditional lands through education and sharing,” Ms Cranmer said, adding “The Centre includes exhibits on the natural environment of Haida Gwaii: Haida cuisine; a venue for performers who help keep traditional stories and songs alive; the Haida Gwaii Museum, where ancient Haida artifacts, contemporary creations and natural environment displays are showcased.”