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Na Na Quish

Cultural Background: Tla-O-Qui Aht First Nations, Nuu-chah-nulth Pacific Northwest Coast

Na Na Quish is a proud member of the Tla-O-Qui Aht First Nations located on the traditional territory of the Nuu-chah-nulth peoples on the beautiful Pacific Northwest Coast of Vancouver Island.

Na Na Quish was born and raised in Chemainus, BC and is a hereditary descendant of the whale house, which is his primary inspiration for producing his designs.

His love for art and his culture began at a young age having grown-up listening to the stories from his late Great Uncle Dr. George Clutesi, Nuu-Chah-Nulth Elders and relatives as well as working in his mother’s art stores.

Today, these beliefs and teachings continue to be a source of strength for him and this richness of his culture is reflected in his art designs.

 

Na Na Quish est un fier membre des Premières Nations Tla-O-Qui Aht situées sur le territoire traditionnel du peuple Nuu-chah-nulth sur la belle côte Pacifique Nord-ouest de l’île de Vancouver.

Na Na Quish est né et a été élevé à Chemainus, CB et est un descendant héréditaire de la maison de la baleine. Ceci est sa principale inspiration pour ses oeuvres.

Son amour de l’art et de sa culture a commencé à un jeune âge puisqu’il a grandi écoutant aux histoires de son grand-oncle Dr. George Clutesi, qui est décédé. Il a aussi écouté aux histoires des Anciens du Nuu-Chah-Nulth et de sa famille et a aussi travaillé dans les magasins d’arts de sa mère.

Aujourd’hui, ces croyances et ces enseignements continuent à être une source de force pour lui et la richesse de sa culture est montrée dans ses oeuvres d’art.

This artist’s works are also available in Decals and T-Shirts.