It’s been awhile since I posted anything here, I have been meaning to post something about ym friend Lars Krutak’s new book. It is an amazing resource for anyone interested in Indigenous tattooing, and especially for any Indigenous people looking for information on their ancestral tattooing practices. I got my copy earlier this summer and [...]
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I am just starting to update this blog with some of the work I have been doing since I started my masters degree at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. This is a teaser trailer for a mini doc I produced as part of the class “Digital Filmmaking for activists and scholars”. It was the [...]
Filed under: Decolonization, Identity, Keone Nunes, L. Frank Manriquez, Lars Krutak, Media, Modern Tattooing, Nlaka'pamux (Thompson Indian) Tattooing, Polynesian Tattooing, Rock Art (Pictograph Research), Samoan Tattooing, Tattoo Music Videos, Tattoo Revival, Tattooing by Hand, Video
Here is a video of my final presentation, the sound quality isn’t the greatest but enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnQ393yiKqs&feature=youtu.be I will be attending the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference on the University of British Columbia-Vancouver campus on the 16th of March, 2013.
Filed under: Decolonization, Early North American Indigenous Tattoos, Identity, James Teit, Nlaka'pamux (Thompson Indian) Tattooing, Rock Art (Pictograph Research), Skin Stitch Tattooing, Tattoo Revival, Video
The culmination of a summer worth of research has paid off with the sleeping tradition of Nlaka’pamux tattooing awakening to a new generation. These two tattoos were hand tattooed by Dion Kaszas (me) what an amazing experience, being part of this revival has empowered me to continue in my tattoo research. I believe that all [...]
These are pictures of me hand tattooing my first Nlaka’pamux hand tattoo on someone other than myself, this is so awesome. The tattoo design was inspired by the pictographs of the Stein Valley which i will be visiting next week and photographing as many pictographs as possible. The photos were taken by Wes Wilson who does weddings [...]
I am in the UBC-Okanagan Library again working on the Microfilm machine checking out the Boas Collection of American Indian Linguistics, which contains many notes and journals of the Anthropologist James Teit. My last trip was a learning experience, in that I made myself familiar with the operation of this beast of a machine, which [...]
I have been working through many secondary sources to help me fill in the missing background knowledge I have concerning the history of colonization among my people. As I do this I am amazed at the tales that come from the early explorers such as Simon Fraser, and his journey among the Nlaka’pamux or as he called [...]
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With this update I have re-formatted the website so that it is more user friendly. I have added Tattoo Galleries for the pictures and resources I have of many Indigenous Nations and labeled them as such. I have just added pcitures of haida Crest Tattoos and added some more refernces from the James Teit Booklet on Thompson Tattooing.
I have spent the past month looking for pictures on online archives that show my ancestors tattooing practices, I have come up with many examples of other nations tattoos but none from my own nation. At times I feel defeated but then realize that I have just figured out where not to look. I did [...]
As I begin this new leg of my journey I figured the best place to start is by reflection, a brief look at my journey into my studies at the University of British Columbia-Okanagan in Indigenous studies. Why this project? Why this subject? What is my connection to it, and why is it important? My [...]