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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 […]

Nlaka’pamux tattoos a tradition alive and walking the streets

17th September 2013 | 0 Comments

Here are a few more pictures of another Nlaka’pamux tattoo I did, all of the photographs where taken by Wesley Wilson an amazing Nlaka’pamux photographers who also does weddings, and many other photographic assignments.

Planning, Planning, Planning

15th May 2012 | 0 Comments

The past few days have been filled with beginning to set out the pictograph sites I am going to visit and setting out the preliminary itinerary as well as finding maps and logistical resources. One of the major pictograph sites I will be visiting is the Nlaka’pamux Stein Valley Heritage park as it has a high concentration of  amazing […]

Website Update

12th May 2012 | 0 Comments

I have just finished updating the photo galleries on the website they contain many more George Catlin sketches and drawings. Go check them out at. Enjoy, I will be adding more tomorrow.

Me-search, We-search and Re-search

12th May 2012 | 0 Comments

As I continue on this journey to finding traditional tattoos of my ancestors I have once again forced myself to take a step back and over the past few days concentrated on me search. Which is a fundamental research methodology found in Indigenous  studies, it asks researchers to look at themselves and see why they are engaged in the research they are.  As can […]

Midweek Switch up

9th May 2012 | 0 Comments

As I have been going through the many online archive sources I have not come across a single Nlaka’pamux tattoo source, I at first was a little discouraged about this. I have however found many examples of many other nations tattoos. I have a hunch that the sources I am looking for are in local archives which […]

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 […]

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Article 31

28th November 2011 | 0 Comments

As I was reading through the UN DRIP for another class I realized that another Article gives more support to my project and the project of tattoo revival worldwide. That being Article 31 (1) Indigenous peoples have the right to maintain, control, protect and develop their cultural heritage, traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions, as well as the manifestations of their sciences, […]

Siberian Yupik Tattoo Revival

6th November 2011 | 0 Comments

As I was thumbing through Colin Dale’s Facebook page I found this exciting article that was posted on one of my favorite tattoo blogs it is from the Anchorage Daily News which Features Yaari Kingeekuk and her beautiful ancestral tattoos. Check the article out here She tells of her life in this beautiful video clip […]

The Last Tattoos of St Lawrence Island, Lars krutak

6th November 2011 | 0 Comments

This is another article about the tradition of  skin stitch tattooing among the Indigenous peoples of St Lawrence Island. At the end of this article he talks about the dying tradition, check out my next post and see it being revived.