The Tahltan band surprised Big Brother Canada contestant Josh Nash by sending him big love from northwest B.C.
Nash is among the 16 houseguests on the game show that premiered its season 10 on March 2.
In a recent episode, the housemates gave a shout out to Tahltan First Nation after they sent sweaters and hoodies for Nash. The 28-year-old paediatric doctor got emotional after receiving the gift from his Nation and spent time talking about Tahltan Nation with other contestants.
Tahltan band Chief Carmen McPhee got to know about Nash’s participation in the show through his mother, Tina Creyke. and wanted to send him a gift on behalf of the community.
Nash who grew up in Alberta and now lives in Vancouver has never been up to the Tahltan territory in northwest B.C.
“We just wanted something to give him, he’s never been up here before and we wanted him to know that he’s loved and we’re watching and rooting for him,” McPhee said.
Although McPhee wanted to send Nash a gift, she was not sure about how to get it delivered to him.
Her problem was solved when the Big Brother Canada team got in touch seeking permission for Nash to wear a Tahltan shirt on the show.
McPhee gave them permission and also went one step ahead and got three custom-made hoodies and sweater made for Nash with designs by the late Tahltan artist Edgar Frank.
“It had a wolf and a crow representing our clan,” McPhee said about the designs on the hoodie, adding, “I wanted him [Nash] to be proud of our Nation.”