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Indigenous Ink Tattoo and Arts Festival 2015 Part 2

20th May 2016 | 0 Comments

This was only the first time we visited Gordon at his shop the second time was with the gracious organizer extraordinaire of Indigenous Ink Terry Klavenes a Tongan tattoo artists who is working at bringing the motifs and designs from his Tongan heritage into his tattoo work. During our second visit we happened to be […]

Indigenous Ink Tattoo and Arts Festival 2015: Part 1

8th March 2016 | 0 Comments

I have been working on this post for awhile and have decided since it is so long that I will post it in sections, enjoy part one.   In November of 2015 I travelled to the Maori, Pacific and Global Indigenous Tattoo Festival (Indigenous Ink) in Aotearoa held at the Manukau Station, Auckland New Zealand. […]

Guest Blog Post by Tlingit Cultural Tattoo Artist Nahaan: Indigenous Ink 2015

4th January 2016 | 0 Comments

Indigenous Ink 2015 This tattoo festival brought together some of the most outstanding indigenous tattoo artists from around the world. The festival reunited old ancestral ties between the pacific rim cultures as well as interior tribes. The festival was a rare and fantastic platform for indigenous tattoo revivals to be recognized and encouraged out of […]

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 […]