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"Why shouldn’t we live in technicolor like everybody else..."¹ evolving traditions : Professional Northwest coast First Nations women artists Helweg, Priya Anne


In this study I interviewed fourteen professional, First Nations women artists who work predominantly in the so-called men's style of Northwest Coast art. I conclude that these artists challenge the rigid dichotomy set forth in the literature between men's and women's art by successfully working as carvers and designers in the formline style.

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