Kwagiulth Museum and Cultural Center, Quadra Island

(4.6/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
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  • Ancient indigenous artifacts returned and displayed where they belong. A table with potlach items that had just been returned after being discovered in an Australian gallery. .  more »
  • I was moved to tears at the stories of this Nation's struggles and perseverance. I highly recommend taking the time to read all of the notes to fully understand the history of these Peoples. I was imp...  more »
  • This museum encapsulates the story of the First Nations struggles in the latter parts of the Victorian era and the main part of the 20th century. It made one realize how poorly the race was treated in...  more »
  • A really nice look at coastal first nations culture. This little museum is full of great stories and artifacts that help you to get an understanding of what makes the west coast so special!
  • My wife & I attended, 2014. Enriching, educational, and one gets the sense that this is a new, but sacred collection. Friendly folks, managing, visiting, contributing. Chatted for some time, with one of the artists, whose work is displayed there. More education, and learning of the high level of sophistication present among this proud group of people. How, or why our CANADIAN government had such despicable views of the hosts, whose ancestors welcomed settlers, having made negotiated arrangements for future security of provisions, having witnessed the wanton disrespect of too many settlers. Yet the settlers, despite having signed on to these negotiations, made a lie of the act. They considered it to be largely for placating their hosts, so that their guard soul be let down, opening the door for the genocidal policies of the day. Ashamed for our ancestors' conduct and behaviour - so deeply entrenched, that hardly anyone even thought to bother making treaties with our coastal hosts! The true colours of the settlers, had been already revealed, so they no longer saw a benefit, value or purpose for doing all that negotiating. Simply run roughshod over these peoples' lives, culture, languages, etc., making it illegal for them to continue their traditions. The residential school system would "guarantee", it was believed, the loss of language, culture, and recognized citizenship, within the laws of the governments of the day. What despicable conduct - the likes of which we (as members of the UN) claim not to tolerate, whenever it manifests somewhere else!
  • Very rich history! Only downside I seen was the lack of localy made items in the gift shop.would have been nice to purchase something from the locals