EVENTS — Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation’s naaʔuu (“Come Together and Feast”) Event Series
In March 2023, join Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation—and Chef Ian Riddick—for an evening of food, art, and cultural presentations through a new, limited event series entitled “naaʔuu”: Nuu-chah-nulth word that translates to “come together and feast.”
naaʔuu is a ticketed cultural experience presented by Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, in support of Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks’ work restoring and furthering the nation’s lands, language and culture.
Held at Best Western Plus Tin Wis Resort in Tofino, naaʔuu includes a delicious dinner that celebrates traditional coastal cuisine prepared by Chef Ian Riddick, with support from his Heartwood Kitchen team and Tla-o-qui-aht food suppliers.
“Our ambition is to share our culture,” says Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation’s Natural Resources Manager, Saya Masso. “By experiencing our culture, it will help visitors understand Tla-o-qui-aht’s perspective. To see our culture, to see our art and to understand our stories is how they can participate in our future.”
The naaʔuu events run from 6pm to 9pm on the following dates:
- Thursday, March 9
- Wednesday, March 15
- Thursday, March 16
- Saturday, March 18
- Thursday, March 23
- Friday, March 24