The BC Achievement Foundation presented the 2017 BC Creative Achievement Award for First Nations Art in Vancouver earlier this week.
“By honouring the best in First Nations art, we celebrate the inheritance of a rich cultural tradition,” said Scott McIntyre, Foundation Chair. “The 2017 award recipients are exemplary standard-bearers for all BC artists, and provide inspiration for those who will follow.”
The 2017 award winners, as chosen by the jury are:
Kwakwaka’wakw-‘Namgis / Mamalilikala
Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw / Nuxalk
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
An installation of the artists’ work was showcased at the ceremony.