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UVic Ellen Neel Exhibition January 23 2017 | 0 Comments

The University of Victoria will be exhibiting a show titled Ellen Neel: The First Woman Totem Pole Carver from January 14, 2017 - April 1, 2017. This exhibition celebrates the career of Kwakwaka'wakw carver Ellen Neel (1916-1966), the first professional female Northwest Coast carver of full-size totem poles and model read more...


Native Talking Sticks March 29 2016 | 0 Comments

As a symbol of authority and communication, the Northwest Native talking stick is the perfect gift for those teachers, lecturers, and spouses in your life. Northwest Coast Gifts offers several versions of small talking sticks. Jim Yelton is a Coast Salish artist who has been carving for over thirty years. read more...


Native American Handbags January 19 2016 | 0 Comments

Northwest Coast Gifts has recently added a selection of purses and handbags with modern First Nations designs. One set has been designed by Nuxalk artist Kelly Robinson and features a light flocked fabric. The design is abstract and entirely black, which really pops against the beige and red bag options. read more...


YVR Art Foundation Auction October 24 2015 | 0 Comments

The Vancouver Airport Art Foundation annually offers a number of scholarship and grant programs to support aboriginal artists in British Columbia, and now the Yukon. To help support the programs, the YVRAF is holding a fundraising event focused on an auction of drums which have been painted by notable First read more...


Native Salad Tongs July 22 2015 | 1 Comment

Northwest Coast Gifts has added a few new options of Native serving sets: This stunning set of silver plated food safe Frog servers has been designed by Namgis artist, Ryan Cranmer. Each server measures 11" long and the set comes in an aromatic cedar presentation box. Your purchase will also read more...


Northwest Native Umbrella July 03 2015 | 0 Comments

This eight-rib, three-fold, automatic opening umbrella displays a First Nations Dragonfly design and is subtle enough for any location...and ocassion! Measuring 40 inches when fully open, this umbrella is large enough to provide good coverage but is also compact. This Dragonfly design has been created by Kwakwaka'wakw artist Andy Everson. read more...


First Nations Corporate Gifts February 10 2015 | 0 Comments

Northwest Coast Gifts has a great deal of experience assisting clients with both corporate and conference gifting. From talking sticks for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia to shadow boxed plaques for the Consulting Engineers of BC, we have facilitated numerous award ceremonies by providing authentic items and artworks that read more...


Harold Alfred Silver Plated Bowls January 12 2015 | 1 Comment

Northwest Coast Gifts is now carrying Kwakwaka'wakw artist Harold Alfred's silver plated bowls. These bowls are made from hand-hammered copper, to provide them with an eye-catching dimpled appearance, and then silver plated. The plating is quite heavy on these bowls, as they have been designed for functional use, but hand-washing read more...


Jazmine Cook Panels September 06 2014 | 1 Comment

Northwest Coast Gifts has started carrying the work of young Namgis/Musgamagw artist Jazmine McCrimmon-Cook. Hailing from Victoria on Vancouver Island, Jazmine is the daughter of noted artist Rande Cook, and has been working under him since 2011. Rande has established himself as a progressive and provocative artist in the Northwest read more...


Lattimer Gallery 'From the Depths' Jewellery Show September 03 2014 | 0 Comments

In 2012, Lattimer Gallery held a jewellery exhibition titled Barnacles to Butterflies: Unusual Silver Jewellery which featured over twenty pieces depicting atypical animal symbols found within Northwest Coast Native art. Last year, the gallery organized a show titled Silver Linings: Jewellery from the Open Sky which provided artists with the read more...


Phil Janze Jewelry July 28 2014 | 0 Comments

Northwest Coast Gifts is happy to be carrying silver jewellery by Gitxsan First Nations artist Phil Janze. Cast in sterling silver and created using the lost wax technique, these pieces are signed by the artist and come with information on the symbolism. Phil Janze Orca Pendant - $60 CAD Phil Janze Salmon read more...


Mens Native Skinny Ties June 29 2014 | 1 Comment

NWCG is now selling skinny ties! Measuring 3 3/4" wide by 59" long, these 100% silk trendy skinny ties are perfect for the boardroom or the club. They are available in two designs: Wolf by Namgis artist Ryan Cranmer, or Salmon (Endurance) by Kwakwaka'wakw/Salish artist Maynard Johnny Jr. Each tie read more...


Spirit Works Native Pendants April 14 2014 | 0 Comments

Northwest Coast Gifts is now featuring Red Cedar pendants by North Vancouver company Spirit Works. Spirit Works is a local company that is 100% Aboriginal owned and operated. Located on Squamish First Nation land, Spirit Works creates red cedar and abalone bentwood boxes, as well as cedar jewellery and decorative read more...


Northwest Native American Tableware March 23 2014 | 1 Comment

Here at Northwest Coast Gifts, we often receive requests as to what people can pack as gifts to represent Canada while they are traveling. What is a beautiful yet practical item to give that symbolizes the Pacific Northwest and takes up little space? Well, we have dozens of options!   read more...


Discounted Totem Bead Lot Sales February 08 2014 | 2 Comments

Northwest Coast Gifts recently re-photographed all of our popular Northwest Coast totem beads by First Nations artist Justin Rivard. Created with symbols that represent the primary family crest figures found within British Columbian Native culture, these beads can be stacked, strung, or integrated into bracelets and necklaces. The beads measure read more...


Indigenous Online Shopping December 14 2013 | 0 Comments

Northwest Coast Gifts was featured on the CBC today, December 14th of 2013! In an article written by First Nations blogger, writer, and style guru Lisa Charleyboy, this CBC feature highlighted five companies that are selling Indigenous giftware in an ethical and authentic manner. There have been a huge number read more...


Northwest Native Hoodies December 13 2013 | 0 Comments

Northwest Coast Gifts will be stocking more Native American hoodies and long sleeved shirts in the near future. This month, we added two hoodies. The first hoodie has been designed by female Tsimshian artist Morgan Green. Although unisex, this modern hoodie titled Reflecting Eagle has been designed with women in read more...


Annual Charity Bentwood Box Event November 24 2013 | 0 Comments

There is an exciting and charitable event running right now at Vancouver’s Lattimer Gallery. Over the past six holiday seasons, this Vancouver-based Northwest Coast First Nations gallery has hosted an exciting event called the Charity Bentwood Box Silent Auction. What begins as a blank cedar bentwood box is transformed into read more...


Charles Edenshaw Show at the VAG October 30 2013 | 0 Comments

Although he was Haida, Charles Edenshaw has influenced First Nations artists throughout British Columbia for over 100 years. From his flawless technique to his impeccable composition - and from his versatility to his innovation - Edenshaw is a luminary in many respects. Living between 1839-1920, colonial activity was Edenshaw's catalyst read more...


Don Lancaster Jewelry October 21 2013 | 1 Comment

Northwest Coast Gifts has just added a few items by Kwakwaka'wakw jeweler, Don Lancaster. Part of the Nimpkish culture, Don carves gold and silver jewelry, and has been working as an artist since 1986. He learned his carving skills from his father Herbert Lancaster and his brother, John Lancaster. He also read more...


Flat Brim Native Hat September 28 2013 | 0 Comments

What keeps you dry from these autumn showers? Yes, umbrellas...but also Northwest Coast Gifts' sweet black-on-black New Era style flat brim hats! Adjustable and fashion-forward with its urban design, this cap depicts a hand that has been taken from a Beau Dick design titled Hands of Friendship. This design represents read more...


Tsimshian Woman Linked to 5,000 Year Old DNA July 15 2013 | 1 Comment

A breakthrough genetic study completed by North American anthropologists recently linked a living Tsimshian woman from the village of Metlakatla to the remains of a 5,500-year-old Tsimshian woman found in the area. The findings, which have been published in the Public Library of Science journal PLOS ONE, are significant for read more...


Tania Willard New Curator at KAG June 19 2013 | 0 Comments

As a member of the Secwepemc Nation in British Columbia's southern interior, Tania Willard should feel at home at the Kamloops Art Gallery where is she is the new Aboriginal Curator. The Canada Council residency program supports Canadian Aboriginal curators at their chosen host institutions to develop their curatorial practice. read more...


Northwest Native Sunglasses May 09 2013 | 0 Comments

We are now carrying wayfarer sunglasses with awesome Northwest Native designs. Represent the Pacific Northwest in style this summer! These sunglasses have UV 400 lenses, a polycarbonate body, and a matte finish. They are available for $16 CAD from Northwest Coast Gifts.   Designs include:   Bear by Gitxsan artist Trevor Angus Flying Eagle by read more...


New iPhone 5 Cases March 24 2013 | 1 Comment

Northwest Coast Gifts has been doing really well with the Apple iPhone 4/4S cases that we carry by First Nations artist James Michels, and now we are carrying a selection of irresistible cases for the iPhone 5. They come in three designs.  The first is a Tsimshian design in red read more...


Talking Stick Keychains March 21 2013 | 0 Comments

Willy Point is the nephew of established Musqueam woodcarver, Joe Becker. Joe was selected to create a large installation for one of the 2010 Olympic venues in the Lower Mainland. Joe is also the founder of 'Direction 7 Designs', which specializes in Coast Salish designs and large-scale projects. His nephew, Willy, is read more...


Accessories for Men February 11 2013 | 0 Comments

A great deal of engraved jewellery in the Northwest Coast Native art market is designed with women in mind. This can make it difficult for gift-giving, and can be frustrating for our male clientele. However, many artists - including West Coast carver Justin Rivard - also create pieces with men read more...


Valentines Day Gifts January 28 2013 | 0 Comments

Northwest Coast Gifts offers a range of items that make great gifts for that special someone. From $55 silver earrings by Kwakwaka'wakw - Tlingit artist Corrine Hunt to 100% silk ties, we have gifts that are appropriate for both men and women. Buying gifts as a couple or for the read more...


Top Canadian Art Shows 2013 January 17 2013 | 0 Comments

Canadian Art Magazine recently published the Top Ten Canadian Art Shows they are looking forward to in 2013. In addition to the Ai Weiwei exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario and a Mary Pratt retrospective in St John's, the National Gallery in Ottawa is preparing for a First Nations read more...


Idle No More Vancouver Coverage January 08 2013 | 0 Comments

Here is some insightful coverage by The Huffington Post on the Vancouver "Idle No More" movement: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/12/21/idle-no-more-vancouver-protest-rally_n_2348066.html read more...


Northwest Native Stationery January 08 2013 | 1 Comment

When one leaves the West Coast, as a resident or tourist, it is always cool to take some distinctive Northwest Coast Native gear along to remind oneself of the Pacific Northwest. Northwest Coast art is loved all over the world, and is also incredibly distinctive. Ovoids, u-forms, and tri-negs are read more...


Corrine Hunt Silver Jewelry December 23 2012 | 1 Comment

Kwakwaka'wakw-Tlingit artist Corrine Hunt has released a line of abstracted cast jewelry that is both affordable and incredibly unique. The best thing about this line of jewelry is that it is made from a silver-pewter alloy that will not tarnish. Ranging in price from $50-$75 CAD, this is a great read more...


Corrine Hunt Book Launch - Dec 19th December 19 2012 | 0 Comments

  Lattimer Gallery is hosting the book launch for Kwakwaka'wakw/Tlingit artist Corrine Hunt's new publication, Olaka Iku Da Nala ('It Is a Good Day'). Drop by the gallery on December 19, 2012 between 6:30pm-10pm to pick-up a copy and to meet Corrine. A signed copy of this graphic book will read more...


Haida Artist at Vancouver Art Gallery December 16 2012 | 0 Comments

Celebrated Haida artist and hereditary chief 7idansuu (Jim Hart) is currently working on the largest project of his life on the fourth floor of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Since the beginning of summer, Jim and his assistants have been designing and carving a red cedar dance screen that measures more read more...


Hoodies, Tees, Long Sleeves November 24 2012 | 1 Comment

Northwest Coast Gifts is currently offering clothing items with subtle and sleek West Coast First Nations designs...and we plan to add more as the site grows. Our Hands of Friendship logo, originally created for Lattimer Gallery by Kwakwaka'wakw artist Beau Dick in 1986, has always been popular and we now read more...


Recycled Glass Tableware November 07 2012 | 0 Comments

Northwest Coast Gifts is proud to be carrying a line of sleek tableware co-designed by Komoyue and Kwakwaka'wakw/Tlingit artist Corrine Hunt. These sustainable and durable items - which include tealight holders, serving platters, and napkin rings - will make a sophisticated addition to any home. Each item displays an abstracted read more...