Culture and Heritage

Nisga'a culture is rich and enduring. Based on the Ayuuk-the laws and customs of the Nisga'a people-it fosters respect for the natural world and the wisdom of the elders. Nisga'a Lisims Government is committed to protecting and promoting Nisga'a culture.

"We must take great care of our own way of life-which is based on the Nisga'a Ayuuk-for we have a responsibility to ensure that it is passed on, as it should be, to our children who follow behind us... Attend public functions so that you may hear the wisdom of the people who speak. Knowledge and wisdom, council and guidance are what stabilize the community."-Ayuukhl Nisga'a