House of Himwitsa, exterior photoIt’s been over 26 years since Lewis and Cathy George created this First Nations owned-and-operated enterprise in Tofino, BC.

Lewis and Cathy spoke with some of the local Elders and came up with the name “Himwitsa”, which is derived from the Nuu Chah Nulth language. It translates as “Story-telling and the passing of knowledge from Elder to Youth.”