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Year Created

2013

Year Acquired

2017

Cultures

Indigenous

Medium

Spruce root, Moose bone with wood, Leather, Birch bark

Art Forms

Sculpture

Woman’s Birch Bark Hat

by: G. Wayne Brooks, Kim Brooks


Small wayne brooks G. Wayne Brooks
A highly respected Maliseet canoe builder and artist, G. Wayne Brooks and his family repatriated the 200-year-old birch bark canoe, Grandfather Akwiten Canoe, and constructed an authentic vessel, the Grandmother Canoe, to honour their ancestors and St. Mary’s Maliseet First Nation. Wayne is wellknown internationally for creating beautiful birch bark objects.
Small kim brooks Kim Brooks
An advocate, advisor, and champion of Wolastoqey culture, Kim Brooks has worked for many years to build recognition and appreciation of Maliseet culture, history, and traditions. With her husband Wayne and others, she established Wolastokwiyik Nawicowok: the Sacred Land Trust, a charitable organization to support renewal of traditional Maliseet practices.

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