The Nisga’a Museum and its collections are directly related to the historic Nisga’a Treaty. The museum’s permanent collection is an assemblage of 300+ artifacts and art objects that left the Nass (Lisims) Valley in the latter part of the 19th Century and early part of the 20th Century. Many priceless heirlooms and pieces were destroyed in that time period with many others finding their way into private collections across the globe. Through the treaty process a select number of objects were chosen from the Royal British Columbia Museum and Canadian Museum of Civilization to be returned to the Nisga’a territory and its people. This unique collection of carved masks, bentwood boxes, headdresses, soul catchers, and other works of art became known as Anhooya’ahl Ga’angigatgum’ – the Ancestors’ Collection. This collection, and its display, is a focal point within the museum.
The museum is open seasonally from May 11 through to October 26. For more information visit Nisga'a Museum.