Exploring the Idea of a Centre for Indigenous Nations Art


A room or building for the display or sale of works of art, – a room, building, institution or business exhibiting or dealing in works of art


A building in which objects of historical, scientific, artistic, or cultural interest are stored and exhibited.
An institution devoted to the procurement, care, study, and display of objects of lasting interest or value, – a place where objects are exhibited


  • A large body of people united by common descent, history, culture, or language, inhabiting a particular country or territory
  • A people having a common origin, tradition, and language and capable of forming or actually constituting a nation-state
  • An ethnic group constituting one element of a larger unit

Canadian First Nations

Gallery of Indigenous Nations Art

A place where people can experience and explore works of indigenous art and learn about and from indigenous artists and their cultural and creative influences and the contributions of their cultures to our knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of our world. A place to create connections with artists and for artists, learn more about their creative contributions, and excite interest in opportunities to explore the live experience of their work and their culture.

Museum Experience

The whole theme of Haida Now is to share what our art actually means. It is a means of communication for a sophisticated society that was shaped by the wealth of the land and community of Haida Gwaii. Vancouver is built with all of these people from various nations with important stories to tell as we work towards reconciliation and teaching people about the indigenous of the Pacific Northwest.

Join us on June 30, 2021, during Indigenous Peoples Month, for another installment of the monthly virtual tour series at the Museum of Vancouver. This next event will give participants a final chance to tour Museum of Vancouver’s landmark feature exhibition, Haida Now, before it closes in July 2021. Led by the exhibition’s co-curators, Kwi Jones and Viviane Gosselin, the tour will give participants unique insight into the collection that is both historical and personal. This virtual tour will provide guests with an overview of the themes and works that are showcased, touch on colonialism’s impacts on Haida, and reveal the resilience of their culture and art forms



The Museum of Vancouver, in partnership with Haida Gwaii Museum, presents a visual feast of innovation and tradition with, Haida Now. Guest curated by Haida Curator Kwiaahwah Jones in collaboration with Viviane Gosselin, Co-curator and Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Museum of Vancouver.

This exhibition features an unparalleled collection of Haida art, boasting more than 450 works. Local Haida Artists shared their insights and knowledge about the art pieces, providing visitors with the opportunity to experience a powerful way to engage with the worldview and sensibility of the Haida people while gaining greater appreciation for the role museums can play in the reconciliation movement.

Haida Now – Museum of Vancouver

“Vancouver is home to a huge number of Haida people. Even though it is 2017, we don’t always have these opportunities, and with truth and reconciliation and with trying to build a better future, it’s going to be projects like this, and making changes for the future, so that we don’t hae to suffer these cultural differences as much.”
Kwiaahwah Jones
Haida Now Guest Curator



“All reconciliation means to me is that we accept each of us for who we are”
Miles Richardson

Haida Gwaii Museum at Kay Llnagaay

The Haida Gwaii Museum at Kay Llnagaay offers a fascinating look into Haida Gwaii culture from diverse perspectives that explore Haida knowledge, scientific information, natural specimens, oral history and art, all blended together in fluid and constantly changing exhibitions. We work collaboratively with communities and organizations to provide an inspiring and holistic learning experience of all things Haida Gwaii.

The underlying theme running through all permanent exhibitions is the complex link between the land, the sea, human beings and the Supernatural Beings that give Haida Gwaii its incomparable natural and cultural character. Every object, art work and archeological piece offers a narrative focusing on its aesthetics, construct, cultural use, and history as derived from our focus on community-based research.

Haida Gwaii Museum at Kay Llnagaay


The Argument for a National Aboriginal Art Gallery
National Gallery of Aboriginal Art Proposal


Indigenous Nations Art Connections
Future for Museums Connections
Galleries of Native Canadian Arts
Native Canadian Artists