Wawadiťła (The Mungo Martin House) in Victoria. File photo.

Wawadiťła (The Mungo Martin House) in Victoria. File photo.

The Royal BC Museum says federal funding has helped it install a new cedar roof on a house constructed by the world-renowned Indigenous artist Mungo Martin.

Kwakwaka’wakw Chief David Knox, Martin’s great-grandson, says the funding of more than 150-thousand dollars will help preserve Wawadiťła- also known as the Mungo Martin House – as a place to share culture and honour his work as a teacher.

The Royal BC Museum calls the house a cultural treasure that continues to host significant ceremonies every year.

Wawadiťła is an Indigenous-run space that operates under the stewardship of the Victoria museum and houses Indigenous house posts, carvings, painted curtains, a dance screen and a log drum.

The Canadian Press