The largest living western red cedars grow on Vancouver Island. In the construction of the bighouse these magnificent trees will be transported from remote locations on the Island where only a few of the largest trees still stand.
Youth engagement is a central component to this entire project. Russell Hanson visits Kyuquot School to describe the history and importance of the bighouse project and answer questions from the students.
Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Chek’tleset’h’ is an endangered language with only a few traditional speakers left in the community. These rare voices of the elders are keys to connecting the past to future generations.