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Les Faux Bourgeois

Les Faux Bourgeois

by Andreas Seppelt
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Les Faux Bourgeois Bistro is an award-winning French bistro situated at the awkward intersection of Kingsway and Fraser Street&nbspin an equally disjointed neighbourhood&nbspin East Vancouver. Founded in 2007, Les Faux Bourgeois soon became a beacon of French bistro "amor" and garnered a loyal clientele and critical acclaim to match.

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M Is Dead

M Is Dead

a collaborative novel
edited by Brian Kaufman
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"M" is Dead is a collaborative novella written by five writers (Brian Kaufman, Annette Lapointe, Mary Ann Saunders, Michael V. Smith, and Madeline Sonik) about a FTM (female to male) transsexual performance artist known only as "M". Through five voices we learn the story of M, beginning with posthumous reminiscences from five friends who knew M in …

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In the Trenches

In the Trenches

Best of sub-TERRAIN
edited by Brian Kaufman, by Heighton Steven
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In The Trenches: The Best of subTerrain represents ten years of alternative writing, as featured on the pages of Vancouver's literary renegade magazine, subTerrain. In The Trenches features works of poetry, fiction and commentary by innumerable talented emerging writers, many of whom have since gone on to become established Canadian authors. Includ …

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Ours by Every Law of Right and Justice

Ours by Every Law of Right and Justice

Women and the Vote in the Prairie Provinces
by Sarah Carter
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tagged : women, post-confederation (1867-), women's studies, canadian, women in politics

Many of Canada’s most famous suffragists lived and campaigned in the Prairie provinces, which led the way in granting women the right to vote and hold office. In Ours by Every Law of Right and Justice, Sarah Carter challenges the myth that grateful male legislators simply handed women the vote when it was asked for. Settler suffragists worked lon …

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Big City Bees

Big City Bees

by Maggie De Vries, illustrated by Renné Benoit
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Grade: 1 to 5
tagged : insects, spiders, etc., environment

p class=“book_description”>Vivid writing and luminous art combine to tell a modern story that introduces young readers to the wonders of beesp class=“book_description”>For city kids like Sophie and Matthew, growing pumpkins is a big thrill.p class=“book_description”>But they're worried. They know they need bees to make their pumpkins gr …

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Birding for Kids

Birding for Kids

A Guide to Finding, Identifying, and Photographing Birds in Your Area
by Damon Calderwood & Donald E. Waite
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
tagged : birds, environmental conservation & protection

An interactive full-colour field guide that teaches kids the fun, safe, and educational way to observe birds in their natural habitat.

Join expert bird photographers Damon Calderwood and Donald E. Waite, and their young friends, as they highlight all the basics of birding. Birding for Kids is filled with full-colour photos, fascinating facts, and fu …

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Gold in British Columbia

Gold in British Columbia

Discovery to Confederation
by Marie Elliott
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The influx of over 20,000 European and Chinese miners to the Fraser River in the spring of 1858, all of them hungry for gold, compelled the British government to declare the mainland, known then as New Caledonia, the Colony of British Columbia. In an attempt to capture the excitement of this period and the challenges faced by the colonial governmen …

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Heroines (new edition)

Heroines (new edition)

Photographs by Lincoln Clarkes
by (photographer) Lincoln Clarkes
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This new edition of Heroines is a large format revised edition of the original Heroines: Photographs by Lincoln Clarkes that was released by Anvil in 2002. This new edition features over 150 portraits accompanied by four critical essays that contextualize the five-year photo project and the controversial body of work that became known as "The Heroi …

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Just One More Drive

Just One More Drive

the true story of a stuttering homosexual and his race car
by Robert James O?Brien
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This honest, uplifting and painfully funny memoir is about love, soapboxes and why you should never lie on national TV. It's the story of how the Beast, a BMW E30 M3 Sport Evolution, almost killed Robert but ended up saving his life.
From his father, Robert developed a passion for all things automotive as he grew up in Dublin, a painfully shy, lo …

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Along the Western Front

Along the Western Front

photographs by Leah Hennel
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tagged : regional, photoessays & documentaries, western provinces, photojournalism

A stunning debut collection of photography focusing on contemporary cowboy culture and the modern ranching lifestyle throughout central and southern Alberta.

Growing up in the city, Leah Hennel would spend summers with her cousins on a farm near Stettler, Alberta, about halfway between Calgary and Edmonton. The ranching and farming lifestyle intrigu …

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Borderline

Borderline

by Marie-Sissi LaBreche, translated by Melissa Bull
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Searing and lyrical, Marie-Sissi Labrèche's auto-fictional novel, Borderline, describes a young girl's experience growing up in Montreal's working-class neighbourhood of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. Raised by her "two mothers" - a stern grandmother and a mother struggling with schizophrenia, the story's protagonist, Sissi, is artistic, feral, fragile, i …

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Rain City

Rain City

Vancouver Essays
by John Moore
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BC Bestseller! From its Coast Mountain skyline to its seedy waterfront tattoo parlors, from the private downtown booze-cans of the city's business elite and the Faux Chateau enclave of Whistler, to the riot-shaken streets of the early Sixties and the history of pipe bomb attacks in the city, Moore has been there, done that. He's been a graveyard sh …

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Kawai Scrolls

Kawai Scrolls

by Louis Druehl
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tagged : biographical

His Hopi princess bride has left him for the head of the philosophy department and his PhD thesis is stalled; what is left for an Iowa farmboy to do but to board a slow boat to Yokohama? John Fox leaves the academic desert of New Mexico for Japan, in search of fame and inspiration among the Ainu, the white aborigines of Hokkaido. While his adventu …

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Flat Out in Pieces

Flat Out in Pieces

Crippled by Concussion: An Athlete's Journey Back
by Paul Suter
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Paul Suter was an elite endurance athlete who went from competing in Ironman—distance triathlons to being unable to take his dog for a five—minute walk. Despite suffering a serious concussion, he continued to train and compete until his exhausted adrenal system collapsed. Paul knew his body wasn't working, but couldn't convince the medical com …

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The Vilest Rag You Can Imagine

100 Years of the Ubyssey
by Tom Hawthorn
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tagged : post-confederation (1867-), editors, journalists, publishers

In October 1918, a four-sheet newspaper appeared in the shacks that served as a campus for the fledgling University of British Columbia. It had an odd name with an odd spelling, a rhyming corruption of The Odyssey invoking the university’s initials. For one hundred years, the Ubyssey newspaper has outraged, entertained and, on occasion, informed …

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Paul the Penguin

Paul the Penguin

by Robert Budd
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age: 1 to 13
Grade: p to 8
tagged : birds, polar regions

Paul The Penguin is the story of a young penguin who wants nothing more than to learn to fly. As he interacts with his environment, his peers and other animals, he eventually discovers the joy of flight and learns to swim. This tale takes readers on a journey to the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia to admire and learn about the life cycle of t …

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Rejoice, a Knife to the Heart

Rejoice, a Knife to the Heart

by Steven Erikson
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tagged : alien contact, literary
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Mercenary English

Mercenary English

by Mercedes Eng
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tagged : canadian, women authors

Mercedes Eng’s first book is a risky and profoundly unsettling work of “auto-cartography,” documenting the struggles and politics of everyday life in Vancouver, foregrounding the literal and figurative violence behind the euphemism “missing women,” resistance to the Olympic-Industrial Complex, and other legacies of colonialism that contin …

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Bounce House

Bounce House

by Jennica Harper
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Bounce House is a collection of small containers for the uncontainable. Restrained in form but not feeling, Harper's fourth book explores the cyclical nature of grief, imperfect parenting, and our willingness to jump without promise of a safe landing. Measured and meticulously weighted, these poems are playful and poignant as they navigate the stra …

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Skin House

Skin House

by Michael Blouin
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Oh my goodness. Did you ever get to thinking that "down on your luck" isn't just an expression? And that what we need here is a bigger statement? Something that adequately describes the scope of the situation? Like when your ex-wife spends all of her time angrier than a five-dollar pistol at everything on the planet, but mostly at you (well, really …

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Inside Killjoy’s Kastle

Inside Killjoy’s Kastle

Dykey Ghosts, Feminist Monsters, and Other Lesbian Hauntings
edited by Allyson Mitchell & Cait McKinney
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tagged : performance, non-classifiable, art & politics

Hundreds of years of ridicule, persecution, erasure, misunderstanding, and institutionalization could put anyone in a bad mood. Killjoy invites you into her kastle for a queer exorcism and celebration of the past.

 

Lesbian feminist histories can have a haunting effect on the present. This book explores the making and experience of Killjoy’s Kastle …

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Men, Masculinity, and the Indian Act

Men, Masculinity, and the Indian Act

by Martin J. Cannon
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tagged : indigenous studies, gender studies

Canada’s Indian Act is infamously sexist. Many iterations of the legislation conferred a woman’s status rights through marriage, and even once it was amended First Nations women could not necessarily pass their status on to their descendants. What has that injustice meant for First Nations men? Martin J. Cannon challenges a decades-long assumpt …

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A Mysterious Humming Noise

A Mysterious Humming Noise

by Howard White
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Howard White says, "Some poets try to capture rare butterflies in their writing. The things I go after are more like houseflies." The comparison does him no favours but it is true inasmuch as his writing is notably unpretentious and concerned with common and everyday realities. That is, if your everyday realities include such things as sinking dock …

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What’s Trending in Canadian Politics?

What’s Trending in Canadian Politics?

Understanding Transformations in Power, Media, and the Public Sphere
edited by Mireille Lalancette; Vincent Raynauld & Erin Crandall
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tagged : elections, media & internet, political parties

What trends are shaping contemporary political communication and behaviour in Canada, and where are they heading? What’s Trending in Canadian Politics? examines political communication and democratic governance in a digital age. Exploring the effects of conventional and emerging political communication practices in Canada, contributors investigat …

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Unmooring the Komagata Maru

Unmooring the Komagata Maru

Charting Colonial Trajectories
edited by Rita Dhamoon; Davina Bhandar; Renisa Mawani & Satwinder Kaur Bains
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tagged : emigration & immigration, post-confederation (1867-)

In 1914, the SS Komagata Maru arrived in Vancouver Harbour and was detained for two months. Most of its 376 passengers were then forcibly returned to India. Unmooring the Komagata Maru challenges conventional Canadian historical accounts by drawing from multiple disciplines and fields to consider the international and colonial dimensions of the voy …

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A Human Rights Based Approach to Development in India

A Human Rights Based Approach to Development in India

edited by Moshe Hirsch; Ashok Kotwal & Bharat Ramaswami
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tagged : developing countries, international, human rights

Over the last twenty years, India has enacted legislation to turn development goals such as food security, primary education, and employment into legal rights for its citizens. But enacting laws is different from implementing them. A Human Rights Based Approach to Development in India examines a diverse range of human development issues over a peri …

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Against Death

Against Death

35 Essays on Living
edited by Elee Kraljii Gardiner
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Montaigne Medal Finalist, Eric Hoffer Awards Against Death&nbspis an anthology of creative non-fiction exploring the psychological shifts that occur when we prematurely or unexpectedly confront death.

Against Death is a natural outgrowth of the editor's experience of surviving a vertebral artery dissection and stroke and the subsequent writing&nbspo …

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Bad Medicine - Revised & Updated

Bad Medicine - Revised & Updated

A Judge’s Struggle for Justice in a First Nations Community – Revised & Updated
by John Reilly
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tagged : indigenous studies, judicial power, lawyers & judges

This revised and updated edition details the latest legal developments surrounding tribal leadership and the state of governance on Canadian reserves.

When Bad Medicine first appeared in 2010 it was an immediate sensation, a Canadian bestseller that sparked controversy and elicited praise nationwide for its unflinchingly honest portrayal of tribal c …

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Bad Judgment – Revised & Updated

Bad Judgment – Revised & Updated

The Myths of First Nations Equality and Judicial Independence in Canada
by John Reilly
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This revised and updated edition looks at the future of the Canadian legal and political systems as they relate to this country’s indigenous communities.

During John Reilly’s more than 30-year career with the Provincial Court of Alberta he became interested in how the Canadian judicial system dealt with Indigenous societies. He saw the failure o …

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Tinsmith 1865

by Sara Dahmen
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When her tinsmith father and brothers head West, Polish immigrant Marie Kotlarczyk has no choice but to go along. Family, after all, is family. The Dakota Territories are anything but welcoming to the Kotlarczyks, and as the months trip by, Marie must pick up the hammers she's secretly desired but also feared. When she faces the skeptical people of …

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British Columbia

British Columbia

A New Historical Atlas
by Derek Hayes
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age: 13
Grade: 8
tagged : historical geography, geography

Early depictions of the West Coast were no more than cartographers’ fanciful guesses. Not until the discovery of “soft gold”—sea otter pelts—and the quest to find a Northwest Passage did explorations, such as the epic voyage of George Vancouver, lead to a better understanding of the region’s geography. Even so, until the gold rush of 18 …

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Ranch Tales

Ranch Tales

Stories from the Frontier
by Ken Mather, illustrated by Rob Dinwoodie
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An entertaining, fast-paced look at early ranching in British Columbia.

Frontier historian Ken Mather is known for his fascinating, in-depth profiles of the men and women who established a distinctive ranching culture in Western Canada over a hundred years ago. Now, in this concise collection of stories—based on Mather’s column in the Vernon Mor …

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The Olive Oil and Vinegar Lover’s Cookbook

The Olive Oil and Vinegar Lover’s Cookbook

Revised and Updated Edition
by Emily Lycopolus
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A brand-new updated edition of The Olive Oil and Vinegar Lover’s Cookbook, which has sold more than 13,000 copies to date.

There’s nothing like fresh extra-virgin olive oil, infused and fused olive oils, and flavoured white and balsamic vinegars—but how, exactly, do we use them? Elevate the flavour of your fare using products like Rosemary or …

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Highballer

Highballer

True Tales from a Treeplanting Life
by Greg Nolan
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tagged : personal memoirs, adventurers & explorers, forests & rainforests

In 1983, at nineteen, Greg Nolan was hired (reluctantly) by his older sister’s boyfriend—a treeplanting contractor based in Northern British Columbia. His crewmates didn’t know what to think of the wide-eyed kid whose mom drove him the 750 kilometres to hook up with his first job. But within a week, Nolan was hitting the thousand-trees-a-day …

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Rethinking the Spectacle

Rethinking the Spectacle

Guy Debord, Radical Democracy, and the Digital Age
by Devin Penner
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tagged : history & theory, social theory, media studies

Spectacle is usually considered a superficial form of politics, which tries to distract and deceive a passive audience. It is difficult to see how this type of politics could be reconciled with the democratic requirement of active and informed agency. Rethinking the Spectacle re-examines the tension between spectacle and political agency using the …

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Indigenous Peoples and Dementia

Indigenous Peoples and Dementia

New Understandings of Memory Loss and Memory Care
edited by Wendy Hulko; Danielle Wilson & Jean Balestrery
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Dementia is on the rise around the world, and health organizations in Canada, the United States, and New Zealand are responding to the urgent need – voiced by communities and practitioners – for guidance on how best to address memory loss in Indigenous communities. This innovative volume responds to the call by bringing together, for the first …

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I Could Have Pretended to Be Better Than You

I Could Have Pretended to Be Better Than You

New and Selected Poems
by Jay MillAr, introduction by Tim Conley
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Spanning more than 25 years, I Could Have Pretended to Be Better Than You gathers work from three distinct eras of Jay Millar's development as a poet: the wonder years of the 1990s culled from a variety of self-published micropress publications, most of which are hiding in special collections; poems from his trade books issued between 2000 and 2015 …

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Free to a Good Home

Free to a Good Home

With Room for Improvement
by Jules Torti
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The German word ZUGUNRUHE translates as the ''stirring before moving.'' It's used to describe birds and herds of animals, like wildebeests, before the great migration. Though Jules Torti is neither German nor a wildebeest, she understands this marrow-deep anxiousness all too well; she is just someone looking for a home.

FREE TO A GOOD HOME is evide …

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At the Bridge

At the Bridge

James Teit and an Anthropology of Belonging
by Wendy Wickwire
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tagged : cultural, post-confederation (1867-), indigenous studies

At the Bridge chronicles the little-known story of James Teit, a prolific ethnographer who, from 1884 to 1922, worked with and advocated for the Indigenous peoples of British Columbia and the northwestern United States. From his base at Spences Bridge, BC, Teit forged a participant-based anthropology that was far ahead of its time. Whereas his cont …

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Métis Politics and Governance in Canada

Métis Politics and Governance in Canada

by Kelly Saunders & Janique Dubois
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tagged : indigenous studies, canadian, indigenous peoples

At a time when the Métis are becoming increasingly visible in Canadian politics, this unique book offers a practical guide for understanding who they are and the challenges they face on the path to self-government. It shows how the Métis are giving life to Louis Riel’s vision of a self-governing Métis Nation through the ongoing application of …

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Understanding Northwest Coast Indigenous Jewelry

Understanding Northwest Coast Indigenous Jewelry

The Art, The Artists, The History
by Alexander Dawkins, foreword by Corrine Hunt
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As beautiful as it is useful, Understanding Northwest Coast Indigenous Jewelry is an invaluable tool for anyone interested in learning about or deepening their understanding of a fascinating craft.

Indigenous hand-engraved jewelry from the Pacific Northwest Coast is among the most distinctive, innovative, and highly sought-after art being produced i …

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