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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Canada
Best of: Village
The village of Ninstints (Nans Dins) is located on a small island off the west coast of the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii). Remains of houses, together with carved mortuary and memorial poles, illustrate the Haida people's art and way of life. The site commemorates the living culture of the Haida people and their relationship to the land and sea, and offers a visual key to their oral traditions. [More Details]
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Ninstints", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.