Indigenous Art

Artist Profiles


13233102_1132828103426003_1648187151265327226_n.jpgMulidzas—J. Curtis Wilson​

Mulidzas is the traditional name handed to Curtis Wilson during a family Potlatch held in 2001. His family comes from the four corners of the Kwakwaka'wakw territory.  Curtis's paternal grandparents come from Axwamees (Wakeman Sound), and Wei Wai Kai (Cape Mudge); my maternal grandparents come from Ba'as (Blunden Harbour), and Wei Wai Kum (Campbell River). 



andyeverson2_large.jpgAndy Everson​

Andy Everson was born in Comox, BC in 1972 and named Na̱gedzi after his grandfather, the late Chief Andy Frank of the K’ómoks First Nation. Andy has also had the honour of being seated with the ‘Na̱mg̱is T̓sit̓sa̱ł'walag̱a̱me' name of Ḵ̓wa̱mxa̱laga̱lis I'nis.​



Coast Salish Art



wHOle_Whorld--600x602.jpgPerpetual Salish: Coast Salish Art in the Classroom​

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.​



Coast Salish Design Elements by Qwalsius - Shaun Peterson​

"A brief overview of two dimensional shapes used in Coast Salish design of Natives of the Pacific Northwest Coast Art tradition. This also explains briefly how this art form is not a formline tradition but a tradition unto it's own serving the needs of it's people, its community." - Qwalsius - Shaun Peterson.

Reconcilation Art


ResistanceSlater.jpgResistance 150: Indigenous artists challenge Canadians to reckon with our history

The #Resistance150 project, led by Métis artist Christi Belcourt, has emerged as a prominent voice of protest. Many other artists have joined the movement, sharing work that celebrates the resilience of Indigenous communities and challenges Canadians to reflect on our country’s complicated legacy from a new perspective.​




IMG_7124-2.jpgReconciliation Art Project​

The Reconciliation Art Project is designed to help children, in an artistic and engaging way, explore our shared history and begin to imagine a future of togetherness between Indigenous People and all Canadians. 



Umista Virtual Tour

U'mista Cultural Society Virtual Tour

This virtual tour of the Potlatch Gallery at U’mista Cultural Centre comprises 6 different panoramic scenes, with links to high-resolution 360 images for each 3-dimensional object in the collection. (U'mista Potlatch website)
This tour is an excellent way to view the masks in the gallery!