UPDATE: Huu-ay-aht issues Request for Proposals for Canoe Carving Project

This year, Huu-ay-aht First Nations wants to erect a new canoe at their Anacla Government Office, and so it has issued a request for proposals for this project. This was previously posted as a totem carving project.

This program was designed to respond to these local labour market needs by providing participants with industry-recognized certificates and experience developing and sharing cultural stories and practices that are approved by their communities.

The main objective of this project is to facilitate a carving project where a Huu-ay-aht apprentice, Executive Council, Ḥaw̓iiḥ, Huu-ay-aht administration and Anacla community members will carve a canoe together under the guidance of a Master Carver.

The final product of this project is to have a carved canoe that can be displayed near the Huu-ay-aht Anacla Government Office. The goals of the project is to create community cohesion, provide a team building activity for HFN government and staff, and begin training a new carver. Additional objectives are that participants will learn from the Master Carver as they give guidance and direction on how to use the tools, cultural and logistical items for consideration, techniques, history involved with carving, and the symbolism of the art work.

For more information, please refer to the complete Request for Proposals – Carving Project, 2017. For more information, please contact Kathy Waddell, Director of Community Services, kathy.w@huuayaht.org or by telephone at 250-723-0100.