4th Annual Sumsháthut [Sun] Festival

sun03dec10:00 am Tsun6:30 pm T4th Annual Sumsháthut [Sun] Festival


(Sunday) 10:00 am T - 6:30 pm T View in my time


Snuneymuxw Learning Academy

1984 Woobank Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9X 1K6, Canada

Event Details

To celebrate the return of the Sun and warmth of gathering

Showcasing Coast Salish song, dance and cuisine, the Annual Trading Post Market Place, and
Featuring Inuit throat singing duo, PIQSIQ

Sunday, December 3
Snuneymuxw Learning Academy, 1984 Woobank Road

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM : the Annual Trading Post Market

Traditional food is available for purchase throughout the day

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Performances

Curated and co-produced by Tsatassaya White, B.A.(Anthropology, UBC), a member of the Snuneymuxw First Nation (Coast Salish) and also a member, holding the name, Teniso, of the Takiishtakamlthat (Earthquake House) of the Hupacasath, (Nuu-chah-nulth). Tsatassaya is also an MA student in Hul’q’umi’num language (SFU)
Vendor shopping: in advance or at the door
Suggestion donation: $5.00

Show Ticket: In advance or at the door
$20 Community

$40 Ally – Thank you for the extra that you give.

$75 Accomplice tickets – Giving the gift that gives to many – your support assists us in highlighting the voices of the local Coast Salish and guest Indigenous People.


Indigenous Artists for this Event!




    With a style perpetually galvanized by darkness and haunting northern beauty, sisters, Tiffany Kuliktana Ayalik and Kayley Inuksuk Mackay, come together to create Inuit style throat singing duo, PIQSIQ. Performing ancient traditional songs and eerie new compositions, they leave their listeners enthralled with the infinity of possible answers to the question “what is the meaning of life.”
    With roots in Nunavut’s Kitikmeot and Kivalliq Regions, the sisters grew up in Yellowknife, NWT, where endless sunlight shines for two short summer months and deep, wintery darkness consumes the rest of the year. These environmental extremes had a huge impact on Tiffany and Kayley’s overall aesthetic and the pair have always engrossed themselves in creating soundtracks to life that reflect this natural phenomenon.