Ravens and Eagles, NaXine Weaver
DirectorsJeff Bear Marianne Jones
ProducersJeff Bear Marianne Jones Ravens and Eagles Productions
- Release Date 2003
- Running Time 24 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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The granddaughter of weaver Selina Adams Peratrovich and daughter of Dolores Churchill, also a renowned weaver, Evelyn Vanderhoop creates the highly prized NaXine robe, or Chilkat blanket, a cedar bark and goat's wool textile that takes many years to complete. Traditionally, Chilkat blankets were a treasured item of First Nations nobility. While many assert that this weaving style is the domain of the Tsimshian and Tlingit people, Evelyn believes there is a strong connection between Tlingit, Tsimshian and Haida weaving. She details the history of this textile art and discusses her own process.
Shot on British Columbia's rugged north coast, this second series of Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art continues its exploration into the roots of traditional Haida art, all from the inside perspective of a member of the Haida community, writer, producer and director Marianne Jones. The series includes one longer documentary (2 parts) Athlii Gwaii: The Line at Lyell. It follows the historic blockade of logging on Lyell Island by Haida elders that resulted in the establishment of the Gwaii Haanas Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site in 1987. Repatriation is explored in two separate episodes and the final episode seeks to further define Haida art in form, process and in its connection to spirituality, land and culture
Titles included in Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art series 2:
- Stone Carver (24 minutes)
- On the Trail of Property Woman (24 minutes)
- In Our Blood (24 minutes)
- Haida Jewelers (24 minutes)
- Athlii Gwaii: The Line at Lyell Parts 1 & 2 (46.5 minutes)
- The New Collectors: Repatriation Part 1 (24 minutes)
- The New Collectors: Repatriation Part 2 (24 minutes)
- GiiahlGalang: The State of the Haida Language (24 minutes)
- Ravens and Eagles Finale: Defining Haida Art (24 minutes)
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