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NEWS RELEASE · 1st February 2012
Nisga’a Ts’amiks
Nisga'a Ts'amiks will be hosting Hobiyee, Nisga'a New Years at the PNE Agrodome February 3rd & 4th, 2012!

We invite you, your family and friends, to join us in celebrating our Hobiyee celebration of 2012

What Hobiyee means:

The Simgigat-Nisga'a Chieftains - in past centuries studied the celestial heavens. They were knowledgeable in the behaviours of the stars in proximity to the moon which forecasted the weather patterns. They studied the astrology not from text books but by years of observing the heavens.

The Halayt-Simgigat (Spiritual Leader- Chief) studied the "Buxw-laks" moon, The Moon of February. Over time, they observed that whenever the first crescent moon is in the shape of a "Hoobix"- the bowl of a Nisga'a wooden spoon, thin shaped and the ends pointing upward- that in the following seasons the resources of our lands would be plentiful, the oolichan, salmon, berries and various other resources, bountiful.

Hobiyee is about the point in time when our "Gal-ha'ink" Cedar Bent Boxes of the Nisga'a are near empty of their winter provisions and they have begun to ration the last of their provisions. The Nisga'a are hoping and praying for a bountiful season of oolichans (saviour fish) and a fruitful year.

So the Nisga'a say, "Hobiyee" meaning "the spoon is full".

In the spirit of "Sayt K'il'im Goot" - One Path, One Heart, One Nation!

We welcome you to the Nisga'a Ts'amiks Edition of the Hobiyee Celebration!

GENERAL ADMISSION - $15 per day or $20 for 2 days
ELDERS - 55 years and older: $5 per day
YOUTH 13 - 18 years old: $5 per day
CHILDREN 12 and under FREE

Tickets can be purchased at the door or at
(free admission for all registered dance group members and volunteers)

Interested Vendors can contact: marilyn-stewart,,, for more info