Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Prince Rupert Airport to showcase First Nations culture in New Year

Yesterday we took note of a number of developments currently underway in Lax Kw'alaams as that community delivered its annual report for the public, which reviewed many of the initiatives that have been taken on over the last year or so to the North of Prince Rupert.

One item that caught our eye, may soon capture yours if you travel through the Prince Rupert Airport with Lax Kw'alaams working with the Metlakatla First Nation on some pieces of art for the region's aeronautical gateway.

The Report, which was released last week highlighted the work underway on 30 foot traditional canoe that is being carved by Henry Kelly, along with two totem poles that are being created by Metlakatla artist Mike Epp.

The projects are part of a program towards a Cultural Awareness Exhibit for the Prince Rupert Airport that will greet visitors and share the Coast Tsimshian culture and help to develop a better understanding of the history and understanding of the traditional territory.

Future plans include the potential for other works from other Coast Tsimshian artists further along in the calendar, the current works that are being created are expected to be installed next year.

You can learn more about some of the Cultural work at Lax Kw'alaams as part of their update here.

For more notes on the community, see our Lax Kw'alaams Archive page here.

A wider overview of aviation in the Northwest can be found from our archive here.

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