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Mr. Bannock at Hoobiyee! The Nisga’a New Year Feb 2-3

Come try some fusion Indigenous food at Hoobiyee! The Nisga’a New Year.

FEB 2-3: Mr. Bannock - Vancouver's first Indigenous food truck will serve some delicious fusion Indigenous street food including regular bannock with honey butter, and

waffle bannock, in addition to great coffee from our friends & fellow Squamish Nation members Spirit Bear Coffee Company.

Hobiyee {Ho-be-yeh} is a celebration of the waxing crescent moon, during the latter part of winter, each year. The Nisga’a People of North Western British Columbia, watch for the positioning of the moon and the stars as a prediction of the coming harvest. Hobiyee is celebrated wherever Nisga’a people live. Like many other communities, they celebrate the New Year with family, friends and community.  The Nisga’a New Year is also celebrated each year in one of the four our respected Nisga’a communities in the beautiful Nass Valley. 

The Nisga’a of Ts’amiks (Vancouver), hosts this celebration each year and invites dance groups from other Nations to celebrate with them, the strength, beauty and diversity of indigenous cultures. The 1400 Nisga’a of Ts’amiks invite the general public to Hobiyee to share the rich Nisga’a culture. 

This is a free event, which is educational, cultural, artistic and family friendly.

Each day the doors open at 10:30am, and we will begin our agenda at 11:00am. The evening closes after the last performance of the evening, usually after 9:00pm. 

PNE Forum  

2901 E Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V5K 5J1 Canada

February 2 & 3

Free Admission!

About Mr. Bannock Indigenous Cuisine

Mr. Bannock is Vancouver's first Indigenous food truck. What makes “Mr. Bannock” Paul Natrall’s food unique and appealing is his ability to merge traditional cooking methods with the latest food trends. We take pride and joy in sharing fusion Indigenous cuisine, using traditional ingredients from Squamish Nation such as juniper berries, smoked wild salmon and meats, and traditional methods such as clay baking and stone baking.

Thanks to our community partner Vancity for supporting this Indigenous led initiative.

About the Head Chef & Owner

Natrall grew up on Squamish Nation territory and spent much of his childhood watching his

grandmothers cook. He honed his own skills after hours of observing these elder women prep and serve traditional meals to his extended family. A third generation chef/food business owner, Natrall is a Vancouver Community College-trained chef and member of Aboriginal Culinary Team Canada at the 2012 Culinary Olympics in Germany.

Contact Paul with any questions or comments here.

About the Nisga’a People

The Nisga’a people have lived on British Columbia’s northwest coast

since before recorded time. Long enough to see their culture thrive, adapt and endure. The Nass River flows through a land of sacred mountains and dense forest on Canada’s Pacific Coast. The Nisga’a Nation includes over 6000 people residing in the communities of Gingolx, Laxgalts’ap, Gitwinksihlkw, and Gitlaxt'aamiks –and across North America. In Nisga’a culture, traditional authority and the ability to govern originates from the connection between families and communities, and their land and resources.

The Nisga’a Ts’amiks Vancouver Society was incorporated on November 27, 2000

and its office is situated in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Nisga’a Ts’amiks represents approximately 1,400+ Nisga’a citizens whose ordinary residence is within the greater Vancouver, Victoria, & Nanaimo regions of BC and provide services to Nisga’a living on Vancouver Island and southern British Columbia from the Pacific coast to the BC/Alberta border.