Native Art Show
July 24, 2009
Squamish Nation Rec. Center
bottom of Capilano Road, North Vacnouver, BC Canada
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bill Reid Gallery
of Northwest Coast Art
As winter approaches the Gallery will be changing its hours of operation. Please review the new hours below. The Gallery will also see a new artist being featured in the Kil Sli Native Gift Shop. Robert Sebastian will open his exhibition at 2 pm on Saturday, October 18, 2008.
Gallery and Kil Sli Native Gift Shop Winter Hours
Please note that we will be closed Monday, October 13 for Canadian Thanksgiving
In effect October 13, 2008 to May 18, 2009
Gallery and Gift Shop open Wednesday to Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
Gallery and Gift Shop closed Monday and Tuesday
*Group visits and tours can be booked in advance
Gallery and Kil Sli Native Gift Shop Holiday Hours
Wednesday, December 24 10 am - 4 pm
Thursday, December 25 Closed
Friday, December 26 Closed
Saturday, December 27 through Tuesday, December 30 11 am - 5 pm
Wednesday, December 31 11 am - 4 pm
Thursday, January 1 Closed
Regular winter hours resume Friday, January 2, 2009
What's Going On
Upcoming Events at the Gallery
October During October James Hart of Haida Gwaii will be in the Gallery putting the finishing touches on the Raven that sits atop the Celebration of Bill Reid Pole. Stop by for a chance to see the work in progress!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Artist Sgaana Jaad (Killer Whale Woman) April White's time as featured artist at the Kil Sli Native Gift Shop comes to an end. New pieces have just arrived and are now available at the gift shop. April White's work will continue to carried by the Kil Sli Native Gift Shop.
Saturday, October 18, 2008 2 pm Artist Robert Sebastian of the Wet'suwet'en and Tsimshian nations will perform a traditional Welcome song in full regalia to open his featured exhibition in the Kil Sli Native Gift Shop. The artist will then give a talk and be on hand throughout the afternoon to answer questions.
Bill Reid Centre for Northwest Coast Art Studies at SFU Lecture Series
Lectures by Centre Director, Dr. George MacDonald
Location: At the Gallery, 639 Hornby Street, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
General Admission: $10 per lecture or $25 for all three
Member Admission: $8 per lecture or $20 for all three
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 Villages of the Southern Haida from Skidegate to Skungwa'ai
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 Masset and Villages of the north coast of Haida Gwaii
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 Villages of the Kaigani of the Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska
*Please note that there is limited seating in the lecture series. Contact the Gallery at 604.682.3455 for further information and to book your seat.
The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art gratefully acknowledges the support of:
The Province of BC, The City of Vancouver
Gatrill Management Associates Inc., Creative Spirit Communications
The Vancouver Sun, CBC
Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
639 Hornby Vancouver BC V6C 2G3 Ph. 604.682.3455 billreidgallery.ca
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First Native jewellery carving program
to be launched at the Native Education Centre
For Immediate Release
September 5, 2007
Dan Wallace, a hereditary Chief, begins the first jewellery carving program in the Pacific Northwest Coast at the Native Education Centre.
The art of carving would traditionally be passed down from mentor to student. Dan Wallace has changed the rules by bringing this dynamic art form into a classroom and teaching 16 aspiring artists how to carve in silver and gold. ‘Some of the other Aboriginal artists are concerned about this mentorship style, but I feel I’m challenging the rules and doing something new with something old,’ comments Dan Wallace.
Mr. Wallace has been carving jewelry since 2000. Many collectors have sought Dan Wallace’s work out: former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Jack Nicholson, Elvis Costello and Diana Krall. Dan was featured in the comprehensive 'Totems to Turquoise' exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, 2005. Furthermore, one of his silver carvings was selected for the front of the exhibition catalogue. This significant show was at the Vancouver Museum from October, 2006 to March, 2007.
Dan Wallace is a hereditary Chief and is a descendant of the Cape Mudge Laich-kwil-taich and Haida Nations. Dan was raised in the Wei-Wai-Kay Village on Quadra Island by a family of wood carvers. Lacking a mentor to teach him to carve jewelry, he struggled on his own to teach himself. Wallace says ‘Our people should have access to learning our culture and continuing our traditions. Colonization has fragmented the process and I want to inject new life into this part of our culture.’
For more information contact:
Tamara Bell-Media relations
The latest work by British artist Damien Hirst entitled, "For the Love of God." The diamond-encrusted skull by British artist Damien Hirst sold on Thursday for 100 million dollars (75 million euros), a record price for work sold
N.W.T. to pay for moose hides
Government foresees boost for artists, tourism
Last Updated: Friday, August 24, 2007 | 12:21 PM CT
Hunters in the Northwest Territories have a new incentive to haul moose hides out of the woods â€” a guaranteed price from the territorial government beginning this fall.
The government announced this week it will pay for the hides that are traditionally smoked and tanned and resell them to artists, at cost, to make garments and other traditional crafts.
It is hoped the pilot project will boost tourism as well, said Brendan Bell, minister of industry, tourism and development.
"I was just at the tourism operation at the border â€¦ and they were making the same case: That they have what seems like an insatiable demand for traditional crafts and nowhere really to send people to find that," he said.
Hunters often leave the moose hide at the kill site, taking only the meat, because the hides are heavy and difficult to carry.
Hundreds of hides go to waste each year which Bell hoped will be reduced with a guaranteed market.
The price to be paid for the tanned hides has not yet been determined, he said.
The lastest news and information about
the August 2007 cultural event that will be held in Metlakatla, Alaska.
As you probably have
heard already or just hearing about it, the planning of a major tribal
historic event has been set in place and will be happening on August 2007
for the Tsimshian Tribe of Metlakatla, Alaska. Started by Eli Milton -
Tsimshian carver/artist of Anacortes, Washington is planning to build 14
Tsimshian canoes in the heartland of Tsimshian Country; namely, Prince
Rupert, British Columbia attracting carver's and artists of this region.
Never has such a huge cultural event like this has happened for the
Tsimshian people. It is to commemorate Tsimshians at sea for their trade
routes extended to the ice edge of the Arctic Circle; known among the
Tlingits, Pacific Coast Tribes; Makah Tribe traded with Tsimshians; and
travels extended to California coast seeking the abalone shells which are
used in Tsimshian Regalia, head-dresses and other uses for the Tsimshian
This undertaking will gather together Tsimshian carver's and artists from
Alaska, Washington and British Columbia to learn, carve and revive the art
of canoe building, with tribal advisors, mentors, and master artists
overseeing the Tsimshian Canoe Project. It instills upon those participating
a cultural learning experience, learning more about not only themselves but
preserving and maintaining their arts and culture.
Reviving the art of canoe making among the Tsimshian deserves documentation
on this cultural event to preserve as tribal history among the Tsimshian,
this will mark as returning to the sea, this will mark as a cultural
reminder of the extensive trade route of the Tsimshian, this will mark as a
mode of travel for the ancestors, this will mark as a use to teach the
younger generation the greatness of the Tsimshian Tribe and how far and wide
they traveled in their trade routes. It is reviving the maritime cultural
tradition and the Tsimshian who had command of the sea and trade was
These are prime examples of past canoe events that were held within the
Northwest Regional area; and what it meant to these people who participated
at these events:
One recent canoe project: “There’s all kinds of sentiment
involved,” explains Jeff Smith, a Makah tribal member who helps
organize the yearly event. “The real meaning of the canoe journey is at
getting healthy - physical is only a part of it - but it is meant to hit at
the mind, body and soul.”
- “Family Paddle” snippet courtesy of Street News Service:
2005 canoe journey: “Right there, you got your people out here
singing,” said Junior Slape, Nisqually tribal member and canoe
participant. “It’s unity.” The journey kicked off in 1989 as
the Paddle to Seattle, and is intended to symbolize how each tribe is
connected to the others, said Jeff Smith, American Indian program director
at American Friends Service Committee.
- “Tribal unity, tradition stops over in South Sound
Intertribal Canoe Journey picks up representatives on each leg of trip”
snippet courtesy of THE OLYMPIAN: www.theolympian.com -
For the Tsimshian tribe this will bring more then just culture; it will
bring back a way of life we once lived as people. Revival of this cultural
tradition is the first step, continuation is the steps that follow along
with preservation and maintenence of our culture and traditions. With the
Tsimshian there is a direct cultural tie to the ocean, the resources of the
waters, direct contact with other tribes on the whole Pacific Coast, and one
in spirit with the sea. Tsimshian are at home on the waters and even today
their livelihood comes from the ocean with modern day vessels.
August 2007 will embark the 120th year of the movement of Tsimshian who
founded New Metlakatla, Alaska on Annette Island in 1887; a re-enactment
will take place where these canoes will be paddled to Metlakatla, Alaska
from Metlakatla British Columbia. Further a celebration is also taking place
on Founder’s Day where a Chief’s name will be brought out which means a
huge tribal potlatch. This will be a good time to visit Metlakatla, Alaska
in the first week of August 2007 to see and witness this tribal historical
event happen. It will be recorded, documented, filmed and
photographed.Targeting July 31, 2006 in the Paddle to Muckleshoot in the
Seattle area; as a kickoff and announcement of Tsimshian event, both in
British Columbia and Alaska.
Posted: Tuesday July 11, 2006 @ 05:02:06PM
Aboriginal Artist Opens Vancouver Gallery
Vancouver B.C., July 4, 2006 - The
Tsimshian Nation is an Aboriginal group in north western British
Columbia known for its highly complex culture that developed in the
mists of the supernatural coastal temperate rain forest. While their
rich culture, mysticism, and highly evolved artistic traditions have
captured the imagination of scholars, the creative customs and story
telling are being carried on in a modern context by descendants
is a member of the Gitchiis Tribe of the Tsimshian Nation. He is son of Hyemass-one
of the most famous Tsimshian Chief warriors of ancient coastal legend.
Bill has become internationally renowned for the refined quality of his
work as an artist/designer, and his versatility in various artistic
month of June marked another milestone in his career with the Vancouver
opening of the new House
of the Spirit Bear Gallery.
The gallery is located near 23rd on Main
Street. In addition
to featuring the fine art and designs of Bill Helin, there is a
selection of exquisite hand
engraved and cast jewelry carved by Bill, his sister Leanne Helin
and son Alex Helin. In addition to Bill's mystical paintings
and limited edition prints, the gallery also features the elegant
new fashions from a clothing line just launched.
survival of Aboriginal peoples depended on their ability to adapt to a
constantly changing environment. In the contemporary world, Bill's
industry, art, and the new House
of the Spirit Bear Gallery
ample evidence of the creative adaptation of the people of ancient
cultures and their traditional forms to a modern entrepreneurial world.
of the Spirit Bear
- Friday 11-8PM, Saturday - 11-6PM, Sunday - 12-5PM, Closed Mondays
of the Spirit Bear Art Gallery Inc.
MAIN STREET (beside the Crave Restaurant) - VANCOUVER BC
more information call: Bill Helin at 1-800-247-6967 or Darrell
information on Bill Helin's art can be obtained online at:
Boyden wins aboriginal book prize
CanWest News Service
October 3, 2005
Joseph Boyden was presented with the 2005 McNally Robinson aboriginal book of the year award at a banquet Saturday night.
As part of the Anskohk Aboriginal Literature Festival, Boyden received a $5,000 prize for his book Three Day Road.
The inaugural award is for the best book authored or edited by a person of aboriginal descent. The book is also judged on aboriginal content, literary and artistic value, editing, book design and production.
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PROGRAMS NOMINATED FOR 2005 LEO AWARDS
27, 2005 - APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network) is proud to
acknowledge an APTN program that has been nominated for Leo Award which
recognizes excellence in the film and television industry. This year marks
the seventh anniversary of the awards.
- The Creative Native
is a nominee for Best Information Series. Producer: Tamara Bell. This half-hour television program is dedicated to celebrating the
diverse artistic excellence of the Aboriginal world. Host and
Producer, Tamara Bell, introduces unique Aboriginal artists and
craftspeople to the viewer, providing a greater understanding of
Indigenous history, art and culture.
Creative Native is a lively, high
quality, thirteen-episode, half-hour television program dedicated to
celebrating the diverse artistic excellence of the Aboriginal world.
Host and Producer, Tamara Bell, introduces unique Aboriginal
artists and craftspeople to the viewer, providing a greater understanding
of Indigenous history, art and culture.
behalf of APTN, I’d like to congratulate this year’s Leo Award
nominees,” says APTN Director of Programming, Joanne Levy. "We
congratulate these producers and the skilled craftspeople who work with
them. APTN is proud of the
growth of the Aboriginal independent production sector," Levy adds.
This year’s Leo Awards ceremony will take place on May 27th and May
28th, 2005 at the Westin Bayshore Resort & Marina in Vancouver.
September 1, 2004 marked the five-year anniversary
of the launch of the first national Aboriginal television network in the
world with programming by, for and about Aboriginal Peoples to share with
all Canadians as well as viewers around the world. APTN is available in
over 10 million Canadian households and commercial establishments with
cable, direct-to-home satellite (DTH), telco-delivered and fixed wireless
television service providers. APTN broadcasts programming with 60% offered
in English, 15% in French and 25% in Aboriginal languages. For program
schedule or for more information, please contact APTN at (204) 947-9331 or
toll-free at 1-888-278-8862, or visit the website at www.aptn.ca.
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'The Creative Native' Series Rezzes
Out Reality News Release'
'CREATIVE NATIVE' CREE-IZES THREE WHITE
GUYS AT A
HALF-HOUR REZ REALITY SHOW
The Creative Native
reality show introduces three white guys to Cree culture through a
series of challenges at a traditional Pow Wow.
In season four of 'The Creative
Native' TV Series, we showcase our first reality
half-hour episode called 'Cree Eye for the White Guy'.
Throughout the episode, Cree judges assign challenges to our three
white contestants, such as pointing with their lips, making bannock
and selling 50/50 tickets at a Pow Wow. The highlight of the show is
the Wanabee dance when the contestants, Crooked Feet, Tall White
One, and Long Back are pitted against each other in a dancing
competition. The entire audience of the Squamish Nation Pow Wow
select the winner of the Wanabee dance as our competitions conclude.
All candidates are given gifts and honoured in the closing of this
remarkable day-long competition. This hilarious episode is a
revealing look white guys trying to succeed in native culture at a
Eye for the White Guy',
premieres on 'The Creative Natives' Series on the Aboriginal
Peoples Television Network on November 8, 2004 at 10:30 am and
For more information contact:
Tamara Bell-Senior Producer
A Fearless Woman
LIFETIME'S NOT TOO LONG TO LIVE AS FRIENDS
Indigenous Speakers to Share Business/Economic Experience
October 26, 2004
American and Maori speakers (New Zealand) will be sharing
the international spotlight at Resource
Expo 2004. A who's who of Aboriginal Canadian --
First Nations, Inuit and Metis-, Native American and other
international indigenous leaders, along with top business and
government officials will converge on Vancouver, British Columbia
on Nov. 7-10, at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver for Resource
This is the largest Aboriginal resource/business
event in Canada featuring a major conference, trade show, gala
dinner and the National Aboriginal Business Association's 3rd
Annual Golf Tournament.
1971, U.S. Congress passed the Alaska Native Claim Settlement Act,
and paid almost $1B and transferred 44 million acres of land to
Alaskan tribes to settle outstanding land claims. Over 220 village
corporations, 13 regional corporations and 12 land-owning
corporations were formed to manage and develop these assets. After
30 years there have been many challenges, some failures and
growing successes. Matthew Nicolai, President & CEO,
Calista Corporation will
speak to participants at Resource
Expo 2004 about
the dynamic growth of Native American business in Alaska
since treaty settlements that have resulted in over $3 Billion in
annual revenues and $3 Billion in assets for tribes to date. There
are sure to be many lessons to be learned in Canada and the U.S.
from this experience.
New Zealand, the distinguished Maori leader, Te
Taru White, Kaihautu (Maori leader and co-leader) of the
National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Te Papa), will
articulate a view of the Maori experience in economic development
and associated cultural issues.
Mr. White has an enormous range of private and public sector
experience. In addition, he will
examine how Maori have developed resources and businesses
under their treaty settlement
regime. Mr. White will also discuss a recent national study that
assesses the impact of Maori on the wider New Zealand economy and
whether Maori are net economic contributors. He will be
accompanied by respected Maori Kaumatua (elder), Pihopa
Kingi, a past protocol advisor to a Canadian Aboriginal trade
mission to New Zealand.
will also feature a presentation from Jackie Gant,
Executive Director of the Native American Business Alliance, an
organization that promotes business opportunities between the
private sector and Native American corporations. Ms. Gant will
present on the entrepreneurial activities of Native Americans-a
group that only makes up 1% of the national population but
controls about $31B in disposable income. Specifically, she will
discuss opportunities for Native American and Canadian Aboriginal
companies to access procurement opportunities with corporations
belonging to the National Minority Supplier Development Council-an
organization that in 2002 purchased over $72B from minority
suppliers in the U.S.
President of the Canadian-based National Aboriginal Business
Association, states that "The whole purpose behind events
like Resource Expo 2004
is to share knowledge, experiences and to promote the
creation of wealth for the benefit of all parties."
(604) 275-6670 or See: http://native-invest-trade.com/calendar.html
NOTE TO MEDIA
Registration will take place at the conference. Visit the
Registration Desk in the lobby of the Telus Conference Centre.
Alternatively, media can register in advance by calling
1-800-337-7743 and a Media Pass will be waiting for you at the
with speakers can be arranged. Please indicate as soon as possible
the individual(s) you would like to interview.
The National Aboriginal Business Association
2nd Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, June 9, 2003
Redwood Meadows Golf & Country Club
(west from Calgary, on Hwy 22, towards Bragg Creek)
The National Aboriginal Business Association (NABA)
invites you and your team to another fun filled event! ___________________________________________________________________________
Guest Speaker: Mel Benson winner of the 2003
National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Business & Commerce.
"A chance to win $2,500 in NABA's Putting contest"
Registration 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. Texas Scramble / Shotgun Start 1:30 p.m.
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For sponsorship opportunities
Contact Fred McDonald at 403 617-8484
Or, contact Viola Tanner-McLure, NABA Managing Director, 403 620-4484, email@example.com
"Shell Canada is proud to partner with the National Aboriginal Business Association. NABA's vision of 'promoting self-reliance through enterprise' works -- and works well..."
Senior Vice President, Oil Sands,
Shell Canada Limited
April 25, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aboriginal Producer and Entrepreneur Wins Prestigious Canada's Top 40 Under 40 (tm) Award
VANCOUVER - Brenco Media Inc. is pleased and proud to announce that its founder and president, Brenda Chambers, has been named as a recipient of the prestigious Canada's Top 40 Under 40 (tm) Award. The announcement was made in the Globe and Mail today and an article featuring the Top 40 honourees appears in the May edition of Report On Business Magazine. Ms Chambers will receive her award at a ceremony in Toronto on Thursday, May 1, 2003.
"This is an incredible honour," stated Ms Chambers, a member of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nation in the Yukon, now residing in British Columbia.
Since 1997 Ms Chambers has been a successful independent producer of both corporate multimedia and television programs. Venturing Forth, a television series created and produced by Brenco Media Inc. and hosted by Ms Chambers, explores the economic development of Canada's First Nations people. The series has recently been nominated for two Leo Awards recognizing excellence in British Columbia's film and television industry.
"The recognition by Canada's Top 40 Under 40 (tm) gives me the opportunity to thank all those people who have supported the growth of the Venturing Forth series and the development of aboriginal broadcasting in Canada."
Ms Chambers was instrumental in the development of both the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network and its predecessor Television Northern Canada. She has been actively promoting Aboriginal broadcasting and communications for 20 years, including appearances as a keynote speaker at conferences as far away as New Zealand.
"I hope this award will inspire other aboriginal independent producers who have dreams of sharing our stories and culture, and continue the momentum of developing our industry further."
Brenco Media Inc.
Phone: (604) 813-5756
For information on Canada's Top 40 Under 40 (tm) Awards Program, see www.top40award-canada.org
For information on Brenco Media Inc. and Brenda Chambers, see www.venturingforth.com
CIM Canada Media Services is a Vancouver based PR agency and we are doing a pre research on behalf of Korea daily economy news in Korea. This year is a 40th anniversary of diplomatic relationship between Korea and Canada. In order to celebrate the anniversary, Korea daily economy news is planning Canadian Festival to introduce unique Canadian culture and heritage. As one of the main event, they would like to invite Native totem pole carving artists for the festival in May. CIM is in charge of all pre arrangement for Canadian contact. We would be very appreciated if you could provide following information.
1. contact information on carving artist who is available to participate. (The schedule of the festival is subject to change depends on the participant's schedule.)
2. The cost estimation which is host's responsibility.
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More information about the Art Bank and its
purchase program is available on the Art Bank's
website at www.artbank.ca.
Art Bank to make major
purchase of Aboriginal art!!!
Ottawa, 4 November 2002 - The Canada Council
Art Bank is planning to purchase $100,000 worth
of Aboriginal art to enhance its collection
and celebrate its 30th anniversary and the 45th
anniversary of the Canada Council for the Arts.
The Art Bank, which has the largest collection
of contemporary Canadian art in the world, was
created in 1972 to support the efforts of Canadian
visual artists and to provide public sector
institutions with the opportunity to rent Canadian
art for their offices and public spaces. The
Art Bank includes some 18,000 artworks, and
currently has over 6,000 works rented to more
than 200 government and corporate clients.
Director Victoria Henry said the Art Bank will
be looking for both contemporary and traditional
Aboriginal art, including paintings, sculptures,
prints, drawings and fine crafts. She said the
Art Bank's collection currently includes works
by a number of Aboriginal artists, but that
she would like to see a lot more.
"We want our collection to better reflect
the outstanding work done by First Nations,
Métis and Inuit artists across the country,"
she said. "We receive numerous requests
for Aboriginal art from our rental clients,
and it has been a challenge to meet the demand.
A special purchase of Aboriginal art is a wonderful
way to both celebrate this anniversary year
and increase the number of works by Aboriginal
artists in our collection."
Aboriginal artists are being asked to submit
a slide or photograph of the work they would
like to sell to the Art Bank, as well as a resumé
(if available) and a description of the work.
The deadline for submissions is January 31,
2003. The jury will meet in February to select
the works to be purchased. Submissions should
be sent to Suzanne Wolfe, Inventory Administrator,
Canada Council Art Bank, 921 St. Laurent Boulevard,
P.O. Box 1047, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5V8.
In addition to the special purchase of Aboriginal
art, the Art Bank is planning a general call
for submissions for the spring of 2003, with
a deadline of June 1.
More information about the Art Bank and its
purchase program is available on the Art Bank's
website at www.artbank.ca.
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Hi All -
Just wanted to be the bearer of GOOD news and pass it on to
all my Nish friends who could/might take advantage of this.
Pass it on likewise and have a grande day/night.
Subject: discounts for Aboriginals on VIA Rail
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2002 11:49:48 -0500
----- Original Message -----
Around a month or two ago a person wrote to the National
complaining about the irregularity of discounts being
offered by VIA Rail
for First Nations.
The only discounts being offered were between Charny, Quebec
East and between Laforest/Biscotasing, Ont. and West.
The gentleman expressed his concern that the discounts
applied throughout Canada instead of just a specific
He said he would write to VIA and ask for an explanation.
VIA replied to the gentleman stating that this particular
approved before the creation of VIA Rail Canada and as a
result of his
letter have decided to offer an "aboriginal fare"
across Canada everywhere
VIA offers a service.
It will become effective March 19, 2002 and will offer 33%
the full economy peak fare to adults and seniors and 66.5%
off the full economy peak fare to children. When booking through their website select "other
special discounts" and
enter "ABO" as the discount code.I remember when this particular person first wrote in, I
thought that he would be wasting his time - Now it seems to be time well
One person does indeed make a difference. Now if only the
follow VIA's example.
Eau Communications Seeking Submissions for BC Island Music
CD Compilation Project
local CD label Channel Eau Communications (www.channeleau.com)
will be releasing a 2 CD compilation that showcases the
diverse wealth and scope of music made by island
dwelling, British Columbian musicians to the world.
end, Channel Eau is inviting all British Columbia island
based recording artists to participate in this unique
artist(s) must reside on an island in British Columbia.
finished quality material submitted on CD will be
all styles of music (including alternative, hard rock,
metal and pop) are welcome and encouraged.
will be given to original material (though exceptions
may be made for the repertoires of traditionalists, such
as folk, classical artists and ensembles, etc.).
Submission Fee is $20 (non-refundable) and guarantees
that your music will be considered for inclusion in the
Submission Fee covers the review of 1 CD
(non-returnable) whether it contains one composition, or
several, therefore It is in the best interests of the
artist(s) to include several compositions on the CD
submissions will be carefully listened to (several
times) by a panel of professional producers, engineers
information, please visit Channel Eau’s WebSite: www.channeleau.com
or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
totem pole stands again!!!!
-- Leslie McGarry couldn't be there the first time
her great-grandfather's masterpiece, the world's
tallest free-standing totem pole, was raised in
Victoria. She hadn't been born yet.
But the 39-year-old descendant of renowned
aboriginal artist Mungo Martin will be among those
gathering in British Columbia's capital city today
to celebrate its resurrection a half century later.
"It looks beautiful," said Ms. McGarry,
who was part of a team of volunteers who worked to
bring the rotting 38.8-metre totem pole back to
The majestic pole, created in 1956 by Mr. Martin,
a Kwagiulth artist and chief, was taken down one
year ago to undergo the painstaking restoration
City crews and local businesses joined together
earlier this week to hoist the totem pole back onto
its original perch in Beacon Hill Park. An official
ceremony to celebrate the completion of the $185,000
project, called To Rise Again, will be held today.
Ms. McGarry, a community-relations director for
the Victoria Native Friendship Centre, never knew
her maternal great-grandfather. He died shortly
after she was born.
The totem pole is as much a legacy to Ms.
McGarry's family and the Kwagiulth nation of
northeastern Vancouver Island as it is a Victoria
It was first raised in 1956, as part of a project
commissioned by the Victoria Daily Times newspaper.
The city was advised last year to take the
rotting pole down because of safety concerns. It
took months to dry out the pole, sand it and repaint
The restoration was based on the original, 1956
effort, which saw 10,000 50-cent shares in the pole
sold. Shareholders included Sir Winston Churchill
and Bing Crosby. Mr. Martin and fellow carvers David
Martin and Henry Hunt spent six months creating the
This time around, about $185,000 was raised from
$5 shares and other donations. Organizers want to
raise another $50,000 for a legacy fund.
Coast Salish artist (and hull technician) Vern
Point was given time off his regular duties at the
Esquimalt, B.C., navy base so that he could lead the
"I was overwhelmed by the amount of work
involved," said the Master Seaman. "I call
it my totem pole but it belongs to Mungo
Mr. Martin, who lived between 1881 and 1962, is
credited with reviving totem-pole carving on
Canada's West Coast.
There had been a decline in the art form after
the federal government outlawed the ceremonial
feasts, known as potlatches, between 1884 and 1951.
As most totems were erected during potlatches,
decried by European missionaries as pagan
ceremonies, the art form itself was suppressed.
Museums, art galleries and tribal councils
started reviving totem carving after the law was
revoked. Mr. Martin was hired by the University of
British Columbia's Museum of Anthropology in the
1950s to replicate decaying totem poles.
He did not begin to enjoy international acclaim
until he was more than 60. He was posthumously
awarded the Canada Council medal, the first native
Canadian to be given the award.
He dedicated his tallest totem pole to aboriginal
soldiers who fought in the Second World War.
A bald eagle, perched in a nearby tree, watched
as the restored totem pole was raised this week,
said Ms. McGarry.
"It was like [my great grandfather] was
there watching, just to make sure we were doing it
1st Annual International
Aboriginal Festival – ‘ALL NATIONS UNDER ONE SKY’ -
We need your help and support to make this unique event an
Feel free to visit our websites at http://iafcan.tripod.ca and
http://canoeca.tripod.ca for more information on ways that
you can help. I
am sure you will agree that this type of educational gathering
worthwhile venture that is long overdue.
Please take a moment of your time for a quick response to this
your thoughts, concerns and support. This will encourage the
organizers that this gathering is valuable to people from all
1st Annual International Aboriginal Festival
The International Aboriginal Festival – ‘ALL NATIONS UNDER
ONE SKY’ -
Preventing Racism - is a non-political, cross-cultural family
offers something for everyone. It is a time for all nations to
learn about Indigenous cultures. People of all ages and
enjoy the many activities this festival has to offer.
North America contains a myriad of international Aboriginal
cultures but history lessons and reality.
Not only in Canada, but the world over.
market research indicates that a definite gap exists between
Aboriginal Festival will provide the vehicle to enable every
person participating or visiting, to take a powerful, giant
step in the
right direction towards bridging this disparity. Discovering
new ways of
overcoming this inequality, in any form, is a positive goal.
The purpose of
this international gathering is to gain enough information to
others to pursue new avenues in the education of international
“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich
tapestry, and we must
understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in
– Gord Downie
The dates and location are; November 30, December 1 &
2, 2001 Ottawa, ON
CANADA and will include; an International Elder’s Gathering,
School Day, an International Women’s Support Group
International Pow Wow, an International Aboriginal Talent
International Demonstrators, Crafters and Artists showcase and
Travelers/Tourism Informational Gathering and much, much more.
I hope you will consider being a part of this important,
unique and exciting
For Sponsorship participation opportunities, please contact
me personally at
the address below. For Volunteering, Dance, Drum, Performer,
Tourism, and more information, please visit
http://iafcan.tripod.ca/page2.html and click on ‘Support
Needed” to link to
the correct response address.
Thank you for your time and consideration,
Bradd Powless – President
CANOEca – Organizers of the International Aboriginal
HAIDA ARTIST PUTS DESIGNS TO MUSICBY
STEVE BERRY STAFF REPORTER
Gregory Williams recalls
playing his guitar by the seashore on his native Queen
Charlotte Islands and wondering just why it was such a sick
That was four years ago.
Today he has the answer -
William,28, is part of a team that is making some of the best
acoustic guitars made anywhere. And
they're using traditional Haida art to make their instruments
that much more disirable. Even
the Sitka spruce sound boards come from salvaged trees on
Haida Gwaii. "I see
it as a means of expanding the horizon of our traditional
art," said Williams, who grew up Haida Gwaii, the native
name for the islands. "People
will be able to experience the art in a fine instrument.
president of the fledgling Haida Gwaii Guitars, along with his
brother and partner Chris, 32, are in charge of the art
designs painstakingly incorporated into the fret boards, neck
and tops of the guitars.
Partners Rob Bustos, 30, and Mark Vantaa, 32, have the
expertise when it comes to making instruments. "Greg has
to maintain the integrity of the art and we have to maintain
th integrity of the instruments," said Vantaa.
Williams met the pair while working at another local
guitar-making shop and things clicked, if slowly, into place.
"It's a good thing that I
met these guys. They're good teachers. They are really in
touch with what they're doing," said Williams. A
series of grants and help from Bustos' parents kept the
company afloat at first. Now they are ready to fight it out in
the competitive music market place.
The company hopes to produce
only 20 productions guitars a month, which start at $2,800 and
go up in price as the artwork increases. Special
- series models featuring noted Haida artists will cost more.
"We don't want to be big company," said Williams.
His dream it is to move back to
Haida Gwaii in the next three years and run part of the
company from there.
The production models feature a Haida women/raven/moon logo
on the headstock with a carved bridge in the shape of a
traditional canoe. "There
are no other companies that can offer this kind of artwork on
their guitars," said Williams who was granted permission
to use the name Haida Gwaii by Haida elders.
The prestigious Spirit Wrestler Gallery in Gastown already
has one guitar on order and another, with inlayed hummingbirds
and flowers, will soon be finished and in the haneds of
singers Sarah McLachlan.
And Power Blues Band Leader Tom Lavin said the guitars are
"world class" in their niche. "The
quality of the wood and the design they are using is very
high," said Lavin, who has played guitar for 40
years."For the amount of money they are charging and for
the product in its range it is very, very good. "I've
played them and I've liked them," said Lavin.
Their Own Story
With Indigenous Films
indigenous people, such as those displayed at the Native Forum
at Sundance, challenge the often simplistic portraits brought
forth by American or European filmmakers. Jason Silverman
reports from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
Maynards Auctioneers of Vancouver will be
holding a sale of the Mandy Collection
of North West Coast Native Art on the 24th Jan .
The collection was formed mostly in the
1930s and comes fresh to the market
place. It includes argillite and cedar totems by well known
native artists, masks, clothing baskets etc.
For further information please refer to our
web site at
or contact me.
Annual National Aboriginal Achievement Awards Returns to
Seventh Annual National Aboriginal Achievement
Awards took place at the Queen Elizabeth
Theatre in downtown Vancouver on Friday, March
Governor General; national, provincial and
regional First Nations leaders; federal and
provincial ministers; national, regional and
local sponsors; and the public witnessed the
four winners of the BC Hydro Role Model
Challenge and their families were also
National Aboriginal Achievement Awards is one
of the most significant Aboriginal events held
in Canada each year, and is one of the many
First Nations initiatives and philanthropic
activities we support," says President
and CEO Michael Costello. "The
nationally televised program showcases highly
successful award recipients who provide
inspiration and pride to Aboriginal people,
and indeed, to all Canadians."
awards, supported by the public and private
sectors, are an initiative of the Aboriginal
community and represent the highest honour the
community bestows upon its achievers. Since
its inception in 1993, the National Aboriginal
Achievement Awards have recognized the
accomplishments of 85 outstanding achievers.
of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis ancestry
who have reached a significant level of
achievement in their respective occupations
are eligible for nomination. Each year, a
national jury comprised of accomplished and
respected Aboriginal people selects 12
occupational achievers, one youth, and one
lifetime achievement recipient for a total of
six B.C. winners of this year’s National
Aboriginal Achievement Awards are:
chief negotiator Dr. Joseph Gosnell, for
Jo-ann Archibald, director of UBC’s
First Nations House of Learning, for
First Nation elder Chief Simon Baker, a
lacrosse champion and cultural leader, for
heritage and spirituality;
Provincial Court judge Stephen Point for
law and justice;
Treaty Commission chief commissioner Miles
Richardson, who led the fight to have
South Moresby Island declared a national
park, for environment; and
a Nuu-Chah-Nulth carver who is now
recognized across Canada as a Master
artist and designer; for art and culture.
Hydro is committed to building mutually
beneficial relationships with First
Nations," says Michael. "We see our
participation with the foundation -- and with
an event that recognizes the career
achievements of Aboriginal people from across
Canada -- as tangible evidence of that
Seventh Annual National Aboriginal Achievement
Awards is produced by the National Aboriginal
Achievement Foundation, a Toronto-based
non-profit Aboriginal organization.
2000 edition of the Seventh Annual National
Aboriginal Achievement Awards show, will be
broadcast on CBC television at 9:00 p.m. on
Tuesday, April 11, 2000.
here to view more information on the National
Aboriginal Achievement Foundation.
ALBUQUERQUE INDIAN MARKET 2000 is coming to the New Mexico State
on June 10th & 11th, with an Artist Reception and Preview Night
on June 9th
at the Barcelona Suites Hotel. 125 Native artists from across the
expected to present the finest Native arts available. Elaine Miles
Exposure, Smoke Signals) will attend. Special Native entertainment
will be available. A $3000 RAFFLE will be held - the winner
in cash which MUST be spent with the artists at the show!
available from First Nations Art (a nonprofit organization serving
artists), P. O. Box 7596, Albuquerque, NM 87194 or by e-mail from:
Our soon to be completed website is: www.ABQIndianMarket.com
Fashion designer honored
Vancouver fashion designer Dorothy Grant
has received the National Aboriginal Achievement Award for 2009. Grant, a Kigali Haida,
has designed her native-motif suits, vests and coats for women and men for 15 years,
during which time she has received considerable attention. Her Raven Creation Tunic is
part of the Canadian Museum of Civilization's collection, as is her Hummingbird Copper
Panel Dress. The Museum of Anthropology at the University of B.C. purchased her Raven
Greatcoat, and the National Gallery of Canada also owns one of her creations. At a recent
fundraising auction at the Smithsonian Institution and National Museum of the American
Indian, a tunic by Grant was bought by a private collector for $8,300 US. The designer has
also received an honorary doctorate-of-law degree from the University of Northern B.C.
Among those who have purchased Grant's fashions are actors Robin Williams, Peter Coyote,
and Richard Thomas, and singer Susan Aglukark. Grant will receive her award in Regina on
March 12 at the Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts. The event will be on television as a CBC
wins aboriginal achievement award
Pair Carve out life together
World-class carver Norman
Tait and apprentice Lucinda Turner on totem pole, bearing Nisga'a clan and family
For native artist Norman Tait and apprentice
Lucinda Turner, carving a totem pole at the Pacific
National Exhibition truly is a labor of love.
"She's the best apprentice I've ever
had," Tait says as the pair work on a section of old-growth red cedar near the Arts
in the Garden building.
During the interview, Tait announces he's
dedicating a figure in the totem pole to Turner, and will use strands of her hair as part
of it. Another section of the 6.5metre-tall sculpture will feature the faces of Turner's
Clearly, this is no ordinary master-student
relationship. It started out that way eight years ago, but quickly blossomed. "I
think Bowen Island is still talking about us," Tait, 57, joked, referring to where he
lived when the two were dating. Today the couple live in Vancouver, not far from
the PNE. Even if you've never heard of Tait, you might have seen his work. His totem poles
stand in Stanley Park, at the Capilano Mall, and the Museum
of Anthropology at the University of B.C.
His art has received international
recognition, including an II metre pole placed in London, England, as part of Canada's
125th birthday celebrations. His work has also found its way into a Scottish museum, as
well as at sites in Japan, Chicago, Phoenix, and even the Vancouver Stock Exchange. The
pole being carved at the PNE features a beaver and
eagle, representing the Nisga'a artist's clan and family crests. When finished, the piece
will be shipped to the home of the wealthy U.S. manufacturer who commissioned it. The pair
found the wood at a logging yard in Whonnock. The totem is carved using a combination of
chainsaw, various chisels and other tools. Tait and Turner declined how much they are
being paid to create the pole, but noted carvers demand between $3000 and $ 5,000 per
He says it's magical; he
makes it so
Reporter Steve Berry and
Photographer Gerry Kahrmann
A OLD MASSETT nine-meter (30-foot) dugout
canoe sits proudly next to a high-speed sportfishing boat in Reg Davidson's driveway. It's
a perfect reflection of this man, who stands with one foot firmly in the old world of his
Haida ancestors, the other decidedly in today's fast-paced modern world.
In top demand as a renowned artist in places as far removed from here as Japan, Germany
and the United States, Davidson takes his inspiration from tills dusty village of 700
people. "I find it magical here," said Davidson, 44. "The Haidas lived here
for generations. Their spirits are still here." Davidson, who was born in the
village, left like many young men when he was in his teens. He moved back in 1992.
"No matter where I lived, I always called it home. I can't imagine it not being home.
I always wanted to establish a market for my work so I could just mail it out." He
accomplished that feat, but still struggles with his position as an artist - and as a
human being. "Anything I do now, I do for myself," he said as he sat working on
a pair of wedding bands in his bright, cluttered workshop, connected to his house by a
short walkway. "My goal in life is to be able to be at peace with myself."
Toward that goal he reads and meditates. And he began to learn Haida dance and song about
20 years ago. It is this, living in his ancient culture that has more than anything else
helped him subdue the ghosts of his past and infuse his art with new depths and meaning.
carves a set of wedding bands in gold in his shop in village of Old
"When I first started, it was
just for the money. "Before I started to sing and dance, it was just a wall
hanging," Davidson said, stopping his work for a moment to contemplate his life's
evolution."When I started singing and dancing, it changed my ideas. I started to
understand the art as an integral part of our culture. There is no word for art in our
language; everything is functional." He began learning the rules of Haida art at 14
when he worked on a pole with his brother Robert, then 22. Robert is considered the
pre-eminent living Haida artist. Their great grandfather was Charles Edenshaw, the first
Haida artist to become well-known outside of Haida Gwaii. He died in 1920. Today, Davidson
strives to bend the traditional rules he's learned. "You have to understand the rules
before you can bend them," he said. "What I'm trying to do now is what the old
masters did. Some times I think I've created something new - and I go to museums and see
that someone else has already done it."
Davidson had a troubled childhood. Both his parents, now dead, carried heavy scars from
being in the residential schools. Both were alcoholics. He said it has taken were
by-products. We had to release a lot of anger. I've had to learn how to resolve things
"And his art helps. The canoe out front
at his large house was carved from a 500-year old tree. It has his parents' clan crests on
the prow. "My theory is, they are together. They meet on the bow."Davidson, who
is single, rises early to head for his workshop and, in the summer, works until he feels
like fishing. Then he may work again at night.
In the winter, he is a sterner taskmaster.
"When I'm carving I can't sleep. I'll go for weeks with only four or five hours sleep
a night. When I'm working, the adrenaline runs."
Then he turned and smiled.
in the Grey of winter. travels to meet with others and printmakers in aboriginal cultures.
He returned recent trip with pieces master carver in Bali.
He takes his mischievous humor with him. In one European museum, he told the archivist
"My grandmother sent me over for her artifacts. If you don't have a bill of sale for
them, I want it His victim retreated, mumbling.
Back inside his home, he pulled out a new print, a double-headed eagle, amazing himself
with the image he's created.
"After I did it, I found that there were 14 eyes in it. It's wild he said, adding
that he's often surprised by his own pieces. To Davidson, art-making is a life-long
adventure' "I still feel I'm not where I'm supposed to be . I'm still trying to grow
and learn my art."
unmask a gallery
By Suzanne Fournier
Staff Reporter The Province
A spectacular collection of masks in a Gastown
art gallery will help an Alert Bay longhouse destroyed by fire start to rise from the
ashes. American and European collectors burned up phone lines to buy almost all the
artwork, all bearing prices of several thousand dollars, while a large crowd of aboriginal
artists danced and sang the masks' story at the Inuit Gallery yesterday.
A portion of the $200,000 show will go to the
Alert Bay Big House Rebuilding Project. The masks all reflect elements of the Yakala
legend, a story of the undersea kingdom, which had
never been told in public. "The big house was very precious to us because it
was our heart and soul - with the dances and ceremonies, it was the DICK glue that
kept our culture together," said Wayne Alfred, a Kwakwaka'wakw carver who helped
organize the benefit. Beau Dick, another celebrated Alert Bay carver, told the legend of
Yalikwamae, the chief's son who fled to the undersea world and acquired many
Mask by Beau Dick is among treasures whose
sale will help resurrect an Alert Bay longhouse.
Creatures of the ocean fill the gallery: A
killer-whale spirit mask by David Neel, Joe David's jellyfish, Simon James's octopus, and
Gary Peterson's Yagis, the sea monster who punished with rough seas those who disrespected
the ocean. Beau Dick has a sculpture and drawing of the killer whales on whose backs
Yalikwamae travelled the world before returning to his people on land. "It will cost
$800,000 to rebuild, and this show will help," said Dick. "We've got the logs
ready and we're making the first cuts Monday." Alfred bitterly remembers Aug. 29,
1997, when he awoke to see "flames as hicthqc th,- riniiric nnrl th,- hic hniizi,
Canadian Press Lloyd Axworthy stands between
B.C.'s Tanya Bob and artist David Neel at Canada House.
LONDON - B.C. aboriginal artists in
ermine-trimmed headdresses and button blankets danced and chanted as they blessed Canada
House yesterday on the eve of the historic building's gala reopening.
The Queen, accompanied by Prime Minister Jean
Chretien, will snip a ribbon today to signify that Canada's most famous real estate abroad
is once again open to the public.
Chretien arrived in the British capital last
night on an 11-day European trip that includes an official visit to Britain, as well as
this weekend's G-8 summit in Birmingham. But the first order of business is the reopening
of Canada House for its new role as a showcase for Canadian culture and technological
Five native artists from different B.C. tribes
and Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy took part in a ceremony to bless the building,
restored for $15.5 million, on Trafalgar Square in the heart of London.
The five have produced a stunning collection
of carved masks which will be on display in Canada House. I David Neel of the Kwakiutl
band was thrilled that native art was given centre stage for such an occasion.
Joe David of the Clayoquot band said his
inspiration for a mask of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, came to him in a dream.
Shortly before Diana's death, David dreamt he was in a room full of people when the
princess entered the room.
Canada House contains offices for tourism and
the National Film Board, an art gallery, a 60-seat cinema, a library and a public e-mail
facility where Canadian travelers can pick up messages. The stately neo-classical building
was acquired by Canada in 1923 for the Canadian High Commission.
Ancient sun mask will shine on big VAG show
By Suzanne Fournier
Staff Reporter The Province
Nuxalk mask carver Harvey Mack helped
Vancouver Art Gallery curators yesterday uncrate an ancient sun mask that will be the
signature piece for the major summer show.
Carved in alder by an unknown Nuxalk 120 years
ago and stained with vermilion obtained in trade from the Orient, the sun mask lit up an
"We get our dances from the sun, so we
dance from the east to the west to represent the way the sun rose. That's different from
all the other first nations," explained Mack, who carves for ceremonial occasions and
not for sale.
All the First Nations cultural groups on the
West Coast had a great mythic ancestor who came from the sky, and when he landed on Earth
he would shimmer with a certain aura," explained Peter Mcnair, a guest curator
retired after 30 years at the Royal B.C. Museum. "The concept of coming down from the
shimmering sky is nearly universal on the West Coast."
Among the gallery's most ambitious exhibits,
the June 4 to Oct. 12 show, Down From the Shimmering sky: Masks of the Northwest Coast,
together 175 old and contemporary masks obtained from 35 private collections and 22
museums in Canada, Europe and the U.S.
The Nuxalk sun mask was acquired in the early
1900s by George Hunt, a Kwakiutl employed by anthropologist Franz Boas, who plundered and
shipped native artifacts all over the world.
(Mack observed: "If they hadn't been
stolen and kept by museums, we'd never have them today.")
The exhibit, aided by $200,000 from
Scotiabank, will be divided into five groups. The first looks at Human Face masks from the
1820s to the present, the rest at how First Nations perceived the cosmos.
Curated by Mcnair, the VAG's Bruce Grenvill
and Kwakwaka'akw Chief Robert Joseph, the exhibit also will showcase the work of modern
carvers Joe David, Robert Davidson, Doug Cranmer and Tim Paul.
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