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Module 1.1 – TulipTV – First Nations Art

Chief Rande Cook and Chief Mike Willie of the Kwakwaka’wakw are passionate about teaching others about the history, language and culture of their tribe.  Rande is an artist and in this interview he shares a Totem pole he created for a museum in the Netherlands to tell his story.  He speaks about his process and what it meant to him.  Willie highlights that his art is language and singing and shares his story of learning his language, which was lost at a young age, and how he is now teaching his language at an elementary school.