Given its debut success in 2023, Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and its Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks initiative are pleased to announce the return of its Indigenous tourism experience, titled naaʔuu (meaning “feast” in Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation language).

“Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation’s path forward around our language and cultural resurgence includes events like naaʔuu, delivered by Tla-o-qui-aht people, increasing visitors and locals opportunity to gain our nation’s perspective,” explains Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks lead Saya Masso. This three-hour experience returning May 24, 2024 to the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation-owned Tin Wis Resort, offers ticketed guests to enjoy a Tla-o-qui-aht themed evening, including Tla-o-qui-aht-inspired cuisine and cultural programming.

Proceeds from naaʔuu, go back to Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation supporting language and cultural resurgence.

For naaʔuu, the event production team will be converting the Tin Wis Resort conference centre, into a Tla-o-qui-aht-inspired art space, providing an interactive experience. This includes an art show on-site during the event, representing Tla-o-qui-aht and Nuu-chah-nulth artists and creators works for sale. “naaʔuu presents the chance to listen, learn, and join the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation as we embark on a journey through our past, present, and future generations,” explains naaʔuu’s artistic director, Ivy Cargill-Martin. “I am pleased to be a part of bringing Tla-o-qui-aht stories to life through art, my own personal way of storytelling. A chance for understanding where you are and to gain perspective from those who have maintained it for generations.”

Limited tickets are available here for select dates in late May and throughout June.