Vancouver Island First Nation to open ancient capital to public

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    Copyrighted article so click link for full read. Sounds fascinating!

    By Judith Lavoie, Postmedia News March 22, 2011 1:02 PM

    VICTORIA — A dramatic First Nations historical site — seen by only a few handfuls of non-aboriginal people over the last century — will soon be on British Columbia's list of tourist attractions.

    Kiixin, the ancient capital of the Huu-ay-aht First Nation, sits beside pristine beaches about two kilometres south of Bamfield, B.C., and can be reached only by shallow-bottomed boat, followed by a hike through the forest.

    "We have kept Kiixin covered for 100 years and now we're almost ready to share it with the world," said Huu-ay-aht Chief Councillor Robert Dennis, who wants to make the village a cornerstone of the community's cultural tourism strategy.

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