New Promo Video

Ladies and gentlemen... I want to take a moment to give a shout out to Jeff at VRideTV who did all of the camera work and editing for our new promo video.  He was extremely professional to work with and he produces a fantastic product at a very reasonable price.  Check out his motorcycle and adventure travel related content on FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Google+ for starters!  He's on pretty much every social media network that you can think of.   Here is a behind the scenes selfie that I took with Cree/Métis carver Pascal Pelletier!  You can also find him on Facebook and Twitter as well!

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Top 5 #NativeArt Gift Ideas for Father’s Day!

  Introducing the new Ruby Creek Art Gallery webpage! View this email in your browser Share Tweet +1 Share Forward to Friend Ey Swayel Top 5 Gifts for Father's Day! Father's Day is just over 2 weeks away but there is still time to get an amazing gift for your Papa Bear! The #5 Gift for Dad: If your Papa Bear or Grandpa Bear ever served in the military, then this limited edition print (90/99) entitled 'Remembrance' by Andy Everson is the perfect gift! The #4 Gift for Dad: If your dad is on #TeamJacob he might like this beautiful silver Wolf Ring! (The ladies will get that joke) It is size 13.5 and fits all of my chubby sausage fingers. The #3 Gift for Dad: This limited edition (4/40) print by Mike Dangeli is entitled "Cedar Spirit" and it is beautifully accented by a matching frame.  This would look great in your dad's man cave or on his office wall! The #2 Gift for Dad: The website calls this a jewelry box...don't let that fool you!  This wolf design is super powerful and any dad would be proud to store his smudge kit in here! And Finally...The #1 Gift for Papa Bear: This amazing dream catcher is a truly unique masterpiece that will accent your dad's home or office and let everyone know who the real Papa Bear is! Owned and operated by the Skawahlook First Nation, the Ruby Creek Art Gallery is committed to promoting the work of the finest Northwest First Nations artists. Visit our new website! Carvings, Jewelry, Framed Prints & More! Follow us on Social Media Facebook Twitter Google + Instagram Pinterest Website Email Tumblr YouTube LinkedIn Pascal Pelletier is a newly featured artist at the Ruby Creek Art Gallery!  We are extremely proud to feature his work and hope you enjoy seeing his pieces progress from conception to life on our FaceBook and other Social Media Sites!Check out some of his art on our website but here is a sneak peek! Mike Dangeli is of the Nisga’a, Tlingit, Tsetsaut, and Tsimshian Nations.Check out his art or watch the Git Hayetsk Dancers, perform. Andy Everson has both Salish and Kwakwa̱ka̱'wakw ancestry.See his art or listen to him speak about his art!

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Coastal First Nations Dance Festival

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Sunday afternoon session of the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival which was held at the UBC Museum of Anthropology.  Among the many talented dance groups to share their songs with us was the Git Hayetsk Dancers, co-lead by Mike Dangeli.  Mike is one of the featured artists here at the Ruby Creek Art Gallery. Below are a few clips of what was shared during their performances! The Trickster's were out in full force!  Raven Dance This one is an extremely powerful Victory Dance!

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Spread the Love!

During the month of February we will be keeping track of everyone who makes a purchase, no matter how big or small,  on and one lucky customer will be drawn on the morning of March 1st to receive a $100 Visa gift card! This is a great opportunity to get a unique Valentine's gift for your significant other and, hopefully, win something back for your thoughtfulness! The odds of winning are fantastic and there is no minimum purchase. Good Luck!   Spread the Love!

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Bridal Photo Shoot

One of the fantastic features of the Skawahlook First Nation Administration building is the great hall.  Ideal for intimate weddings of up to 90 people, our venue is backdropped by a beautiful mountain and forest.  Couples have gotten married here in the past and the events were very successful.  As such, we hope to grow that opportunity and host many more weddings here in the future. In order to let the world know about our beautiful little venue, we needed some marketing quality photographs.  We contacted one of the best wedding photographers in Vancouver, Konstantin Egorov, and he came out to our venue and shot photos all day with 2 models. The particular day that we did the photo shoot it was extremely cold and many of the shots were taken outside.  The poor models were outside in wedding dresses with the cold wind cutting right through them and the images still turned out beautifully...true professionals! The day was a great success and we need to thank a few people. Konstantin Photography - for his amazing photographic skills.  Check out his blog about this photo shoot HERE. Silk & White Satin - for lending us the dresses and jewelry. Quick Pik Flowers - for the amazing bouquets.

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  Tansi!  My name is Mike and I am Cree from the Little Black Bear First Nation in the Treaty #4 territories.  I was hired in late 2013 to be the Economic Developer for Skawahlook First Nation. It is an exciting challenge for me and I look forward to sharing updates from the world of Northwest Coast Art with you right here on this blog. I was most recently the Marketing Manager for Canada's oldest Harley-Davidson dealership, Trev Deeley Motorcycles.  Prior to that I was completing my bachelor's degree in First Nations Studies and Political Science at Simon Fraser University.  I have also been an automotive salesperson and I served for 3 years in the Canadian Armed Forces with 1 P.P.C.L.I.  All of this work and education experience gives me a solid foundation of knowledge that I plan to use to 'move the needle', as they say in the marketing world, for Skawahlook First Nation. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife, Susanna and my awesome kids Kaya and Nugget (Kris, but nobody calls him that).  I also enjoy riding my motorcycle and cheering on the //=S=// Saskatchewan Roughriders! Please feel free to follow me on Instgram, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. Tweets by @EagleLooking78 //

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