Xi Xanya Dzam: Those Who Are Amazing at Making Things

Xi xanya dzam is the Kwak'wala word (pronounced hee hun ya zam) which describes the gifted people who create works of art, and is the title of our upcoming exhibition. It features work by 11 recipients of the BC Lifetime Creative Achievement Awards for First Nations Art (2007 – 2016) and highlights how different nations celebrate excellence:

2007 - Dempsey Bob, Tahltan, Tlingit

2007 - Robert Davidson, Haida

2008 - Mary Mitchell, Carrier

2009 - Earl Muldon, Gitxsan

2010 - Rena Point Bolton, Sto:lo

2011 - Primrose Adams, Haida

2012 - Norman Tait, Nisga’a

2013 - Mandy Brown, Nlaka'pamux

2014 - Alvin Mack, Nuxalk

2015 - Joe David, Nuu cha nulth

2016 – Susan A. Point, Musqueam


Exhibition Partners



Photos by Kenji Nagai