Sept. 25 was a proud night for those in attendance at Maht Mahs in Port Alberni, as several individuals were recognized for the leading roles they took in progressing the lives of Nuu-chah-nulth-aht.
Eight people were honoured for their unique legacies and given plaques of recognition, as approved by the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, during the NTC’s two-day Annual General Meeting in late September.
“My father used to say there’s three types of people,” said co-host and former NTC vice-president Ken Watts. “There’s those who float around and don’t really do much, there’s those who push others down so they can stay afloat themselves, and then there’s swimmers - people who are willing to swim for their community and their people. I think that we need to make sure that we lift up those people.”