B.C First Nations
Combining the ancient wool-working traditions of the Coast Salish people and knitting techniques of English and Scottish settlers, Cowichan sweaters have become a symbol of Canadas West Coast. This is the story of the people who make them.
Click here to download a poster a bout the Coast Salish wool dog:
'A Journey into Time Immemorial' is based on the story of Xá:ytem Longhouse in Mission BC in the Fraser Valley just east of Vancouver BC
Perpetual Salish: Coast Salish Art in the Classroom is an online resource centre for teachers, offering cross-curricular lesson plans to engage students and facilitate their understanding of Coast Salish culture and art.
There are many ways to immerse yourself in the living traditions of BC’s Aboriginal people.
Coast Salish Design Elements by Qwalsius - Shaun Peterson
Artist Biography Qwalsius - Shaun Peterson
Haida artist Reg Davidson (skil kaat'lass hlk'iann k'usdann sgaanuwaa kiidlajuwee)Haida artist Reg Davidson (skil kaat'lass hlk'iann k'usdann sgaanuwaa kiidlajuwee) creates sculptures, silk-screen prints, gold and silver jewelry, weaving, carved masks, and painted drums. He talks about his passion for his work, and the importance of celebrating one's culture.
Made by Destination British Columbia
Harold Joe, Cowichan Carver, Totem Pole for M'akola Housing, Duncan BC
Harold Joe, Cowichan Carver, Totem Pole for M'akola Housing, Duncan BC. Harold discusses the planning, designing and carving of the pole. See the pole being moved with discussion by George Rice http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cNjNP...
Cedar Weaving - Squamish Lil'wat Cultural CentreWatch as QúQú Héy Yóóch -- "Bernadine Billy", Txwolt'malh -- "Holly Joseph" and n̓án̓attw Nkakúsene -- "Tanina Williams" work with inner cedar bark, a simple yet effect craft that all guests have the opportunity to practice and take home with them.
Story of Cedar, Cedar Hat Weaving & Bark Pulling Cowichan Coast Salish
Downloadable PDF Documents
Coast Salish Weaving Documents
Nuu-chah- nulth Art Animals Coloring Book
Susan Point: Spindle Whorl
Powerful Pictures: Representation and Storytelling
by The Art Gallery of Victoria
S’abadeb— The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art & Artists
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM EDUCATOR RESOURCE GUIDE
Perpetual Salish Contemporary Coast Salish; Art from the Salish Weave Collection
Connections to Environment: Traditions of the Coast Salish People
Canada's First Nations
"We're celebrating the occasion by highlighting some stunning indigenous art from across the country. The art comes in many forms, from sculpture, to paintings and prints. It taps all kinds of influences, from traditional forms to pop culture."
In these transformed galleries, the remarkable stories that have shaped our land are told through art. Beginning with art from 5,000 years ago, and ending with abstract painting in 1960s Canada, this presentation features masterpieces of Canadian and Indigenous art. See renowned works by artists such as Tom Thomson, Emily Carr, Norval Morrisseau and Daphne Odjig, as well as new acquisitions, including works by James Wilson Morrice and the stunning Ceremonial Coat by an unknown Naskapi artist. Also on view are thematic displays that explore the magnetic north, inhabited landscapes, Canadians abroad, and the emergence of Inuit art: a true testament to the rich and multifaceted Canadian experience.