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BUTTERFLY DESIGN
The idea of the butterfly was brought to our attention by the
Late Margaret Hewer. The butterfly represents the messenger
of the departed souls. It is also said to be a symbol of the traveling
Spirits, those departed and misplaced that are wandering about.
The design was created by the Late Brad Collinson and adopted
by our committee as our logo.

BRITISH MUSEUM
Delegates from both the Old Massett and Skidegate have visited the British Museum many times in the past ten years – viewing the Haida collections and initiating repatriation discussions. The British Museum has over 900 treasures attributed to the Haida, and possibly the remains of one ancestor. We are currently working with the British Museum to determine if the ancestor originated from a grave on Haida Gwaii or from Alaska.

There are some incredible, very old pieces at the British Museum – many on exhibit and many more in storage. Currently, Vince Collison of Old Massett and Jonathon King of the British Museum are working on preliminary plans for a collaborative exhibition between the Haida and the British Museum.

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