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72 Hill Street
PO Box 518
Alert Bay, B.C.
Canada V0N 1A0

work here

We strive to build capacity within our local first nations communities. We aim to hire members of ḵwikwa̱sutinux̱ Ha̱xwa’mis First Nation, Musgamakw, and Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw nations, where possible. We offer seasonal and permanent positions for dedicated people interested in joining and supporting this cause.

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Current Openings

Camp Operations Coordinator

The Camp Coordinator will have oversight over all management and operations of Nawalakw’s cutlure camp’s operations, including direct surpervision of camp staff, maintenance and repairs, and risk management. 

How to apply: email cover letter and resume to Nawalakw Executive Director K’odi Nelson at with subject: Camp Coordinator Application.

Full details: Camp Operations Coordinator

teach here

We offer an incredible space to host your next leadership retreat, wellness weekend and more. Contact us at to learn more.

learn here

While our original plans had focused on welcoming groups of up to 24 students, their teachers and guardians to Nawalakw Camp, Covid-19 has changed these plans. In keeping with provincial and federal guidelines we expect to welcome groups of 6-10 students at one time, starting in April 2021. Following into the fall of 2021 we will continue to respect these provincial and federal regulations as they evolve.

Our initial focus will be on youth in grades 5-7, who have already had some exposure to kwak̓wala in their Band and Provincial Schools, though we plan to expand our focus over time and as Covid-19 retreats.

With respect for the unknown of Covid-19, we welcome inquiries from Band and Public schools who have a significant percentage of their students of Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw descent, and wish to explore an immersive cultural experience in traditional territory.

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support us

We are so grateful to our community of supporters and friends, who have committed their time, talent, treasure and ties to support the Nawalakw Culture Project. You can help us further our mission by contributing.

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Nawalakaw is a project on MakeWay’s shared platform which provides operational supports, governance and charitable expertise for changemakers.

how to partner with us

We are deeply grateful to the local and global partners on this journey with us.

We come to all we do with gratitude. If you are interested in working together, please reach out.