Saxwhl Lisims Thunder is a drumming group where children
of all ages gather their strength and make their young spirits soar.
The group was organized in 2000 by Cultural Director, Chester Moore.The
group of youngsters began by making their own drums.
Twice weekly, they were taught about the Nisga'a songs, Culture, and
Traditions and how different life events were carried out and dealt with.
The children began their performances and received great reviews from
Later in the year they were taught about the traditional
feast.They not only learned how to organize the duties pertaing
to the feast, they carried out those duties themselve. The children
put up their own feast
In 2001, Chester groomed Raymond Stewart Jr. III to lead the group of
youngsters. Raymond led the group with his learned skills, he honored
the crowd with his leadership. In recognition of his work at one feast
he received a blanket and a Nisga's name.
The third year, another young man was groomed to lead the group of eager
children. Stuart Stanley has led this group very well with the support
of other young members.
In June of 2002, the group was invited to travel to Haida Gwaii, Queen
Charlotte Islands, to perform at various schools.
As a part of Saxwhl Lisims Thunder's ongoing efforts, Chester Moore
visits Nathan Barton School regularly. He relates to the youngsters
their Nisga'a Culture and Traditions and practises the drumming and