I'tusto - To Rise Again - Bighouse Highlights
By Barb Cranmer
On August 29, 1997, the Kwakwaka'wakw Nation was rocked to the core as their ceremonial Bighouse became engulfed in an arsonist's fire. The Bighouse stands at the centre of their history, where traditional ceremonies make them a distinctive people. This film tells the powerful story of the Kwakiutl Indian Nation as they came together to re-build the Bighouse, concluding with the ceremonial dedication of the new building.
54 minutes | 2000