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 [...]
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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
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Filed under: Tattoo Revival
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.
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 [...]
I have just finished a few short interviews with Lars Krutak the Tattoo Anthropologist, and looked over the chapter in his new book that will contain portions of our interview., it is supposed to be released in September of this year. The interview is concerning my research and the way I see how a tattoo revival among Indigenous peoples will help [...]