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Kitanmax School of the Northwest Coast Art

Located in the historical village of Ksan at Hazelton, the school offers a four-year program dedicated to the renewal and passing of this special art form to succeeding generations. Students strengthen and build on the old art traditions by training in the style and skills of master carvers. Many well-established Northwest Coast artists have marked their beginnings at the Kitanmaax School. Ksan was the first to offer Northwest Coast Indian art in formal instruction. Contributing in the renaissance of the art form, Gitanmaax School of Northwest Coast Indian Art has played a role in elevating the arts profile to a higher degree of popularity and esteem.

We-gyet Wanders On
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Gitxsan (Gitksan);
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12;

The legends collected here are the ancient stories of the people of "Ksan who have lived in northern British Columbia for over six thousand years. We-Gyet is the essence of every man's frailties exaggerated into gentle humour or ribald laughter. His adventures always end in disaster. His blunders and tricks changed the face of the earth, and many of earth's creatures. We-Gyet was a creator - by accident!

Authenticity Note: The contributions of Indigenous peoples to this work is why it contains the Authentic Indigenous Text and Artwork labels.

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Text
Authentic Indigenous Artwork