The Nuyumbalees Society was founded in 1975 by Hereditary and Elected Chiefs of the Kwa'Kwa'Ka'Wa'Kw People, to negotiate the return of their Potlatch Artifacts and Regalia (kikasuw). The Society has been entrusted with the care and preservation of a priceless and historic collection of original Kwa'kwa'ka'wa'kw Artifacts returned in February, 1979. The Doors of the Kwagiulth Museum and Cultural Centre were opened shortly thereafter, in June 1979. Cultural preservation, protection, revitalization and education activities took place during the next 23 years.
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