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Ben Houstie

Ben Houstie (Bella, Bella) is an Indigenous artist.

"As a child, I had the opportunity to watch master carver, Mungo Martin, work on the world’s largest totem pole, in Alert Bay, B.C. I had been removed from my family and community and placed in St Michael’s residential school in Alert Bay. Residential schools were designed to “remove” culture and promote assimilation and yet ironically in Alert Bay, I found the artistic traditions of our culture. As a survivor I am deeply impacted the painful experiences of being in a residential school. My art is part of my healing and provides a connection to my culture. Working with Bill Reid as well as a project featuring bent box designs created by my great grandfather, Daniel Houstie were critical in my understanding of our unique art forms. I have committed my life to Northwest Coast Art and am delighted that my son Christopher is following in our family tradition." - Ben Houstie

Animal World
Format: Board Book
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1;

Animal World is 14-page board book by Ben Houstie.

Ben Houstie is a renowned First Nations artist from Canada who has committed his life to the art of his ancestors and the people of Bella Bella. Ben is a Residential School survivor. His art expresses his strength, resilience, and dedication to the continuity of his tradition.

Partial proceeds from this publication support aboriginal early childhood development.

Additional Information
14 pages | Board Book

 

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Authentic Indigenous Text
Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$10.00

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First Nations Hand Puppet: Magic the Octopus
Size: 26 cm H

Designed by Ben Houstie, Bella Bella.

Approximately 10"

High quality stuffed animal, all new material.

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$23.95

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First Nations Hand Puppet: Talon the Eagle
Size: 30 cm H

Designed by Ben Houstie, Bella Bella.

Approx 12"

High quality stuffed animal, all new material.

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Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$23.95

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Insulated Bottle: Ben Houstie - Eagle
Size: 17 oz.
Colour: Crimson

Insulated Bottle: Heron designed by Ben Houstie, Bella Bella.

Bottle Features:

- Double-walled, high quality 304 food grade stainless steel, vacuum screw top, non-sweat, insulated bottle.

- Matte colour with screen print artwork.

- Keeps beverages hot for up to 12 hours or cold for up to 24 hours.

- Eco friendly and perfect for indoor and outdoor use.

- Individually boxed for easy gift giving.

- Fits into cup holders.

- Easy to clean (hand wash only with warm water), fill and drink from. Wide mouths can even fit ice cubes.

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Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$24.95

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Learning Shapes: Animal Journey Game
Size: 24 cm H X 14 cm W X 7 cm D

9.65" x 5.5" x 2.65" natural pine.
Made with non-toxic paints and coatings, and soy-based inks. Packaged in a cardboard box.

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Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$23.95

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Mini Double-Sided Puzzle: Crab & Beaver by Ben Houstie
Size: 18 X 13 cm
Country of Origin: China

24 Piece Puzzle for ages 4+
Soy-based ink and water-based protective coating
Paper sourced from sustainable forests

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$4.95

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Mug (Glossy Ceramic): Ben Houstie - Humpback Whale
Size: 14 oz.
Colour: Blue

Glossy Ceramic Mug: Humpback Whale designed by Ben Houstie, Bella Bella.

Mug Features:

- 14 oz. mug.

- Glossy exterior with wraparound design.

- Coloured glossy interior.

- Individually boxed for easy gift giving.

- Microwave and dishwasher safe.

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Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$15.95

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Shaped Puzzle: Bear
Size: 29.21 cm W x 21.59 cm H
Grade Levels: Preschool;

12 piece puzzle for ages 3+, pieces are approximately 3" x 3".

This puzzle was designed in Canada by Bella Bella artist Ben House.

Puzzle features:
-soy-based ink and water-based protective coating
-paper sourced from sustainable forests
-smallest piece size approx. 3" x 3"
-puzzle size 11.5" x 8.5"

Partial proceeds from this puzzle support Aboriginal early childhood development.

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$13.00

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Tote Bag (Jute): Ben Houstie - Bear (Red/Black/Natural)
Colour: Black, Natural, Red
Country of Origin: Canada

Bear designed by Ben Houstie, Bella Bella Nation.

"We were taught by our ancestors to honour and respect bears" - Ben Houstie.

The Bear has a great self-awareness and is also able to deliberate about choices or actions. We look to the Bear to show us how to fish the salmon and collect the berries. The Bear symbolizes family and strength.

Features Include:

  • Made with 66% cotton and 33% jute
  • Measures: 23" x 14"
  • Printed with water-based ink
  • Designed to preserve
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Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$19.95

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Travel Mug: Ben Houstie - Humpback Whale (Black/White)
Size: 16 oz.
Colour: Black, White

Travel Mug - Humpback Whale by Ben Houstie (Bella Bella).

Keep your coffee hot with the stylish Native Preserve Travel Mug. The double wall construction, high-quality food grade stainless steel interior, and vacuum seal screw top create an insulated interior to keep drinks hot.

Features:

  • Holds 16 oz. Volume.
  • Individually boxed for easy gift giving.
  • Hand wash only with warm water.
Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$24.95

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