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Inuit carvings, Haida nation, Bill Reid, European colonization, spiritual values

The indigenous peoples had a rich artistic tradition long before European colonization. Many native forms of expression, such as dance, woodcarving, soapstone sculpture, and decorative handicrafts, were highly developed and are still practiced. The artistic power of indigenous art, with its strong attachment to nature and spiritual values, has had a great impact on postcolonial Canadian culture and remains an important element today. A recent renaissance of indigenous art is exemplified by the sculptures by Bill Reid of the Haida nation, which have been shown around the world. Inuit carvings are highly valued by collectors and critics alike.



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Inuit carvings, Haida nation, Bill Reid, European colonization, spiritual values, woodcarving, indigenous peoples, sculptures, collectors, critics, great impact, important element, dance, nature

 
 

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