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New Aiyansh, Nisga'a Nation, British Columbia, Canada 10

New Aiyansh, Nisga'a Nation, British Columbia, Canada 10

Description : The Nisga,a social structure is based on kinship, organized in four clans: Killer Whale, Raven, Wolf and Eagle. Each clan contains a number of lineages, headed by hereditary chiefs and matriarchs. These roles remain important elements of Nisga,a culture today. The Nisga,a also make use of modern institutions, including a Health Board, School District and the Wilp Wilxo - oskwhl - post-secondary organization.

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