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Honouring the Indigenous tradition of potlatch

For centuries, the potlatch persisted as a sacred and significant social ceremony practiced by Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast of Canada and the United States, including the Heiltsuk, Haida, Nuxalk, Tlingit, Makah, Tsimshian, Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka’wakw, and Coast Salish cultures. In their book Potlatch as Pedagogy, Sara Florence Davidson and Robert Davidson describe the […]

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An Interview with Sonny Assu about “This Place: 150 Years Retold”

Sonny Assu is an interdisciplinary artist whose diverse practice is informed by a deep connection to Kwakwaka’wakw art and culture and melded with western/pop principles of art making. He is one of eleven Indigenous authors who wrote stories for the graphic novel anthology, This Place: 150 Years Old. “Tilted Ground,” illustrated by Kyle Charles and […]

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