Atlagima Dance photos from 2010 SoE Conference
The logo for the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Ethnobiology was generously donated for the event’s use by Kwaxsistalla, Clan Chief Adam Dick and was created by his nephew, Chief George Shaughnessy and Verna Barker. The artists hold the copyright to the specific design and Kwaxsistalla owns the cultural and IP rights to the dance and all its uses. The design is the Grouse dancer, the principle character of the Atla’gimma or Spirits of the Forests Dance Complex. Kwaxsistalla inherited the Atla’gimma from his father’s side through Chief Pasa’lathl of Wuikinuxv (Rivers Inlet). Only four sets of Atla’gimma dances came out of Wuikinuxv generations ago and today’s owners are Kwaxsistalla, Chief Richard Johnson, the Mountain and Webber families.