Welcome Family and Friends to Our Bighouse and Our Kwakwa_ka_'wakw Potlatch is a 92-page illustrated book published by Raven Publishing told from the perspective of a twelve-year old who explains the traditions and history of the Kwakwa_ka_'wakw potlatch. Educator and author Nella Nelson presents the significance and traditions surrounding the potlatch from her personal experience through her expertise as a teacher. Nelson from the N’amgis Nation, born and raised in Alert Bay, B.C., was 12-years-old, when the first Bighouse since the anti-potlatch law had been lifted was built in Alert Bay. The book presents Gana’s account of the Potlatch including a description of the regalia she wears--a button blanket, dancing apron and masks—that were designed and made for her based on her family clan. The book includes colour illustrations, a colour map of the region, and some Kwak’wala words with meaning and pronunciation guides. The illustrations draw in the reader making this contemporary account from a child’s perspective more accessible for students. Often accounts of cultural ceremonies make the ceremony seem far removed but this approach brings the ceremony to life and removes the mystery. Highly recommended.