Kwakwaka'wakw art has a long history of tradition and innovation, of legacy and inventiveness. Since the beginning, it’s been an evolving exploration of expression, design and form.
But first: Who are the Kwakwaka’wakw?
The Kwakwaka’wakw (pronounced Kwak-wak-ya-wak), or Kwagiulth, are the original inhabitants of northern Vancouver Island, the adjacent mainland and the islands in between. Kwakwaka'wakw literally translates as "Those who speak Kwak'wala", describing the collective nati.... Read more >>