Haíłzaqv | Bella Bella, British Columbia.
My ancestral name is HAMU’C’IXV which means 'Good with the Hands' in Haíłzaqvla. Many of my weaving gifts come from my Great-grandmother Sarah Hall, who was a master cedar weaver, and I have also learned from Theresa Parker of Neah Bay.
I believe cedar weaving is in the blood, and it has always been a natural passion for me. I hope to one day pass down my traditional knowledge to younger generations. I still go out and harvest my own cedar, and I have been weaving for the last 20 years. I am grateful to all the other traditional weavers that keep our art-form alive.