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SGang Gwaay
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Type of site: Natural
Date of Inscription: 1981
Location: North America, Canada, Province of British Columbia
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Description: Off the west coast of the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) lies a small island with the village of Ninstints (Nans Dins). A carved mortuary and memorial poles, together with the remains of houses, demonstrate the art and way of life of the Haida people. Commemorating the Haida people’s living culture and their relationship to the land and sea, the site offers a visual illustration of their oral traditions. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  The Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site is a combination of a national park reserve and a heritage site located in the Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia, Canada. Established in 1993, protection of the area is achieved through a signed cooperative management agreement between the Canadian government and the Council of the Haida Nation. Gwaii Haanas came first in a survey of US and Canadian national parks in National Geographic Traveler magazine, recognized for its pristine environment and sustainable management practices. Access to Gwaii Haanas is by sea kayak, boat or chartered float plane only. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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