Hobiyee celebrates survival and resilience

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Author: 
WAWMEESH HAMILTON
Source: 
The Discourse

When I think about Hobiyee at the PNE Forum in Vancouver, I think about how much it’s grown since its inception, now bringing together urban Indigenous people from a variety of nations, and even non-Indigenous people to share in the tradition.

Hobiyee is a Nisga’a lunar celebration. According to the Nisga’a Ts’amiks Vancouver Society, Hobiyee marks the waxing crescent moon. The position of the moon and stars are said to foretell a bountiful harvest or not.

Read more from Wawmeesh Hamilton's reflection on Hobiyee 2019 here. 

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