Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Gitlaxt'aamiks - New Aiyansh set to host 2020 Hobiyee celebrations

Hobiyee 2020 celebrating the Nisga'a New year will take place in the
Nass Valley community of Gitlaxt'aamiks 

(photo from Hobiyee 2020 Facebook event page)

For many this week, all roads will lead to the Nisga'a Nation as the community of Gitlaxt'aamiks (New Aiyansh) prepares to host the annual celebration of Hobiyee.

February 21st and 22nd make for the dates of celebration in the Nass Valley, with the Nisga'a welcoming a number of First Nation Dance Groups to the welcome events of the Nisga'a New Year.

The Draft schedule of performers for Friday and Saturday provides a glimpse as to the work that has gone into preparation for this years event and the wide range of performances that will mark the two days of the celebration.

To get the latest updates on the preparations for Hobiyee 2020 see the Facebook page created by the Gitlax̱t’aamiks Ceremonial Dancers

For those that won't be able to make the journey to the Nass Valley this year, radio station CFNR has plans to stream the event through Friday and Saturday.

More items of note from the Nisga'a Nation can be found from our archive page here.

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