Flying High With Our AncestorsRed cedar bark
Fish RacksRed Cedar Bark, Canary Grass (false embroidery)
Ts’msyen Box Within a BoxWoven Cedar Bark with 4-Strand Edge, Cracker Packages
Earthquake BottleCedar Bark, Canary Grass, Maidenhair Fern Stems, Glass Bottle
Sculpin Spines BottleCedar Bark, Canary Grass, Maidenhair Fern Stems, Glass Bottle
Kandi McGilton (Metlakatla Indian Community) is a modern Tsimshian artist in southeast Alaska. A student of renowned master weavers Delores and Holly Churchill, McGilton practices the endangered Annette Island style of Ts’msyen basketry.
McGilton received the Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award in 2017 to help continue her apprenticeship. She collaborates with David R. Boxley (Ts’msyen), the 2017 First Peoples Fund fellow, to create traditional Formline designs. She co-founded the Haayk Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to revitalize Sm’algyax, the language of the Tsimshian.