|The Nisga'a Museum|
The five participants, Codey Stewart, Shania Stephens, Terrell Stevens, Trevor Robinson Jr. and William Stewart III were mentored during the six week period, having selected one piece from the priceless Ancestor's Collection to study and replicate during their program.
The group received mentorship, guidance and encouragement from Senior Nisga'a Carvers Calvin McNeil and Gerald Robinson during the six weeks in the program which was announced earlier this year and instruction began in late July.
During the course of the six week program known as The Expanding Traditions Project, students studied the work of the Ancestor's Collection, recorded their progress in a journal and began the process of creating their replicas.
|Five Nisga'a youth were honoured for their achievements|
in the Expanding Traditions Project this summer
(Photo from NLG website)
More background on the program and the wrap up celebration can be found from this update from the Nisga'a Lisims Government website. Included in their review are a number of photos of the works created during the six weeks that the participants were involved in the program.