Our purpose is to create outdoor education opportunities for Musgmagw Dzawada̱’enux̱w people, with a focus on youth and young adults.
A̱ka̱la Society is an outdoor education non-profit operated by a group of Musgamagw Dzawada̱’enux̱w women: Julia McIntyre-Smith, Lindsey Willie, Jessica Key, Sherry Moon, Alana Coon, Dawn Nicolson, and Kristine Speier.
The Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw are a longstanding traditional alliance between the four tribes: Gwawa’enuxw, Kwickwasut’inuxw, Haxwa’mis, and Dzawada̱’enux̱w.
A̱ka̱la means “fish jumping out of water” in Kwakwala. Click below for the proper pronunciation.