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Karen Anderson (Nuxalk elder), Ian Reid (Heiltsuk), Clyde Tallio (Nuxalk) and Jennifer Kramer (anthropologist) of the delegation from Bella Bella, Bella Coola and Rivers Inlet communities of British Columbia made the following comments during the Recovering Voices Community Research Visit May 20th - 24th, 2013. The sticks included are yew and maple. Some are female and others are male. Tournaments are common and they last for a few days, participants gamble away horses and other belongings. The player that collects all the sticks will win. When people die in the interior country, their property is gambled away. This practice still occurs today.

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