Our songs, dances, names and crests were handed down by our ancestors since time immemorial; no colonial government, organization or agency, elected or appointed, have the authority to dictate our culture.
My culture belongs to ME!
Culture is the language, customs, traditions, beliefs, music, songs, stories and symbolic forms of everyday practices. It defines who we are as a people; keeping alive our past, reflecting our values, articulating our dreams, and fostering pride in who we are. It proclaims our existence and identity to the world. Cultural activity mirrors a culture; it is how a culture perceives and expresses itself, and is perceived, as expressed, by others. It can be defined as the symbolic forms and the everyday practices through which people express and experience meaning.
Your trip to the Comox Valley would not be complete without experiencing the fascinating living traditions of the Kwakwaka’wakw people who pass on their oral history through song, dance, art and stories.
The Kumugwe Cultural Society strives to build a culturally vibrant future, individually and collectively, to celebrate, call and support participation in and access to the K’omoks and Kwakwaka’wakw cultural experience.
The purpose of the Kumugwe Cultural Society is to promote, preserve and advocate for cultural practices of the K’omoks and Kwakwaka’wakw Peoples. To conduct activities that foster a vibrant cultural experience for its members and advocate for Indigenous Peoples to promote social change.