U'mista Cultural Centre Giftshop

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PO Box 253 Front Street
Alert Bay, BC V0N 1A0

The Cedar tree is our Tree of Life. Cedar masks are carved from dead-downed cedar trees by highly recognized artists of the Kwakwaka'wakw First Nations of Northern Vancouver Island. Cedar bark is harversted for culturally specific objects used for ceremonial purposes and basketry. Hemlock, cedar and spruce boughs are used in specific ceremonies. Eco-tours of the Traditional Kwakwaka'wakw forested territories can be arranged by contacting the U'mista at telephone 250-974-5403 or email: info@umista.ca.

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