an interactive gallery
experience 'NAMGIS roots @
'NAMGIS ROOTS
Cultural Experiences
010 A Front Street
Box 471 Alert Bay BC
Canada V0N 1A0

Tel: +1 250 974-2484
info@cultureshockgallery.ca

Winter hours
Sept 1 to May 20
Wednesday-Saturday
Noon to 5 PM

Spring hours
May 21 to June 30
Monday-Saturday
Noon to 6 PM

Summer hours
July 1 to Aug 30
Open every day
9:30 AM to 6 PM
Experiences
VISUAL
Feast
OCEAN
Pearls
ELEMENTS
of Style
WEARABLE
Cedar
Barb Cranmer
Ocean Pearls fine crafted
jewellery
Andrea Cranmer
traditional clothing
Native American
Apparel
Contemporary street
fashion skirts, dresses and
leggings, Tees, Hoodies,
Jewellery
New jewellery:
K'odi Nelson
carved mother of pearl

Pam Baker
Copper knot jewellery

Stephen Bruce
Hammered copper
jewellery
Best coffee in the 'Bay
We serve espresso coffee,
lattes, americanos,
caapuccino, carmel
macchiato and fruit
smoothies. The best in the
town
Aboriginal Tourism BC
2009 award for cultural
authenticity
 

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© Culture Shock Gallery 2015

March 15 2015
News and Events
 
WEARABLE Cedar

The cedar tree is the foundation of our culture. From building materials, massive house beams, to rope, cooking tools, clothing, and of course our art, cedar and our culture are inextricably woven.

Cedar Bark is so sacred to the 'Namgis that we call it Ada, which means mother. It is still used today as protection from negative energy.

The cedar bark is so important to the 'Namgis that we have Red Cedar Bark ceremonies called tseka. The bark is also used to make clothing, mats, hats, towels and regalia. The bark is gathered in the spring time after words of thanks have been given to the Creator.

Visit our gallery for traditional and contemporary wearable cedar items.