Construction Material- Our people’s understanding the needs of survival and having innovative minds developed ways to work with our environment. We did not create materials, so much as use the materials that mother earth provided for us. The use of stone, wood, bones and skin provided our implements and tools. They also provided the materials needed for construction of our shelters and vehicles.
Art Forms- Our art forms developed out of the need to express our relationship with each other and creation. The crests, totems and stories do not serve an artistic purpose, so much as a spiritual expression. It’s a mixture of Coastal Tlingit and Tagish Athabaskan design. The use of color, materials and images combined to give life to our ceremonies.
It has been told that the true artist is able to sing the spirit out of the wood and people.