Haida Gwaii - Episode 11: Skindigenous Series (Season 2)
Catalogue Number: 310025
Producer: Nish Media
Subject: Arts, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, First Nations Studies, Guidance, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Women's Studies
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2020
Running Time: 25:28
When Haida artist Kwiaahwah Jones picked up the needle and traditional Haida tattoo practices that were once outlawed, she inspired a whole new generation to embrace their Haida culture and make it their own. She has curated Haida art exhibits across Canada but found her true calling in Haida hand poke tattoos. Tattooing was an important part of Haida culture, signifying family lineage and rank in society. Kwiaahwah draws inspiration from being out on the land and water in Haida Gwaii. She sees the revitalization of Haida tattooing as a reconnection to her ancestors.
Written and directed by Courtney Montour.
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