Archive for the ‘ Tattoo Revival ’ Category

Lars Krutak’s new book “Tattoo Traditions of Native North America”.

26th November 2014 | 0 Comments

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 [...]


Haida Ink on CTV Vancouver

23rd September 2014 | 0 Comments

I watched this short piece done by CTV awhile ago but haven’t passed it on to those who might be interested in the story that is told about the revival of Haida Tattooing and the work of Gregory Williams. It is a great video highlighting some of the history associated with the putting to sleep [...]


Teaser Trailer for my mini Documentary Indigenous Ink

19th September 2014 | 0 Comments

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 [...]


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 [...]


Undergraduate Research Awards Final Presentation Video

1st January 2013 | 0 Comments

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.


Lost James Teit Pictograph Site Found Near Spences Bridge, BC

29th August 2012 | 0 Comments

I had an amazing day with a research colleague hunting for a Pictograph site recorded and photographed by James Teit sometime before he passed in 1922, at least 90 years. After mush preparation by my colleague, we where able to locate the lost site Coyote Rock as documented by James Teit. Pictures and enhancements will follow shortly.  


Sleeping Tattoo Tradition Awakens

25th August 2012 | 0 Comments

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 [...]


Stein Valley Pictograph Hike

28th July 2012 | 0 Comments

Well I’m finally leaving for the Stein Valley, one of the most sacred places in our territory. See you all in six days with pictures and stories, maybe even a few dreams:-)


The Rebirth of Nlaka’pamux Tattooing

20th July 2012 | 1 Comment

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 [...]


Nicola Valley Museum and Archive Trip This Week!

4th June 2012 | 0 Comments

My first visit to the NVMA in Merritt British Columbia is tomorrow I am so excited to finally be able to look through the archive collection of photos and James Teit materials. I have been constantly updating the website with new pictures for many nations photographs. I have also begun searching through journals of early explorers as [...]