Wally Eamer
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Each year, a First Nation served by Coast Funds hosts the Board of Directors in their community.  This year the Haíɫzaqv Nation in Bella Bella hosted us.  About half the Board are members of First Nations, but because each Nation is unique, all of us learn when we are in the community.  This picture is taken at the Elders Centre in Bella Bella. Next door is the Bighouse which is under construction and spectacular - and what a celebration that will be when it opens in October!  Some of the Haida and Haíɫzaqv people in the picture met decades ago in residential school -- their stories were very moving.