Contessa Brown Qmdmaxl, Heiltsuk

Cedar is sacred to the North West Coastal people and is healing to the soul.

“I am from the Heiltsuk Nation known as Bella Bella BC. Cedar bark is sacred to the North West coastal people and serves many purposes. It is used in ceremonial potlatches and is used contemporarily. My passion is cedar weaving for ceremonial potlatches and contemporary cedar wear. I love working on cedar bark because it is part of our identity as coastal people.”

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