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.