Archive for the ‘ Facial Tattooing ’ Category

Lar Krutak’s TED Talk, “The Cultural Heritage of Tattooing.”

13th August 2015 | 0 Comments

Check out Lars’s TED Talk, he does an amazing job outlining the importance of Indigenous tattoo knowledge and the need to document your nations tattooing practices. I am honoured to have been mentioned during this presentation and am thankful for the work that he has done and continues to do. Enjoy!

Weaving research with community action

17th September 2013 | 0 Comments

This summer I was asked to visit with a group of youth painting a mural to be placed along Highway One on the Neskonlith Indian Band, near Chase BC. This meeting was to help provide some insight into which traditional tattoos should be used in the mural. After meeting with this amazing group of  Secwepemc […]

Days Activities and Inuit and Algonquian tattooing

16th May 2012 | 0 Comments

After much weeping and gnashing of teeth trying to get paperwork filled out and right, so as to have my trip next week approved I became a little obsessed with my archival research and almost didn’t stop staring into the computer monitor. I have updated the website and found many new examples of Inuit and […]

Aleut Woman with Facial Tattoos

12th May 2012 | 0 Comments

Another Piece done by John Weber as part of Captain Cooks explorations, this one is of a Aleut woman with Facial Tattoos.

Nootka Facial Tattoos

8th May 2012 | 0 Comments

While searching the Library and Archives Canada, I came across these prints by John Weber the artist for Captain James Cook. They are representations of Nootka Facial tattoos.

Archival Research

7th May 2012 | 0 Comments

I am just beginning my second week of research project that is searching for primary source documents of my ancestors tattooing practices, the Nlaka’pamux. As I search the online archives it has been proving difficult to find specific photos that reference my ancestors I have uncovered as few that are records of other nations.  I am hopeful that when I get into the actual […]

Kootenai or Kootenay Indigenous women with Facial Tattoos

3rd May 2012 | 0 Comments

While searching the BC Archives digitized photos under the keyword Indian I found this amazing photo of a Kootenai woman with facial tattoos. I’m so pumped to be able to bring these photos out of the archives for all to enjoy and hopefully educate people about the tattooing traditions that have existed here in North […]

University of British Columbia-Okanagan Undergraduate Research Award

8th March 2012 | 0 Comments

I’m so excited to have been awarded an Undergraduate Research Award which means I will be spending my summer researching Nlaka’pamux tattooing and being paid to do this research. I will be spending many hours searching and looking through photos at Museums and Archives as well as reading journals written by settlers, missionaries, fur traders etc to look for any evidence […]

Mohawk and MahicanTattooing (Iroquois)

4th January 2012 | 0 Comments

While searching the Canada Archives website I found these amazing paintings by John Verelst, the first painting is entitled. Sagayenkwaraton (baptized Brant). Named Sa Ga Yeath Qua Pieth Tow, King of the Maquas (Mohawk)  It depicts a Mohawk King with an amazing example of the rich history of Tattooing in North America among its Indigenous peoples. […]

More historical Inuit Tattoo Pictures

2nd January 2012 | 0 Comments

After digging a little deeper at the Canadian Library and Archive I found some more Photos, you can access these pictures at