International Links, Cultural Exchange, and Personal Identity
In chapter 2, reference was made to an interesting dinner-dance-show that can sometimes be attended up on Grouse Mountain, in West Vancouver. Visitors must book in advance, take the cable car to its upper terminal, and there meet a member of the Coast Salish group whose culture is to be explained and performed in the Hiwus Feast House. To arrive at the house, visitors follow their guide along a path through the woods, eventually to catch a glimpse of the decorated wooden building on the other side of a small lake. The path around the lake brings them to its entrance and on into the show. A similar journey must be made back down at the end of the show, and on the occasion that I attended this event, we were escorted by two of the girls who had been dancing for us.
KeywordsIndigenous People British Museum Cultural Exchange International Link Young Indigenous People
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References And Further Readings
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