Vina Brown, owner and operator of Copper Canoe Woman Creations.
Her ancestral Haíłzaqvḷa name is ƛ̓áqva gḷ́w̓aqs, which roughly translates to Copper Canoe Woman.
She create modern, on-trend, Indigenous jewelry that's infused with elements of my coastal Indigenous culture and identity. She design pieces she wants to wear, big statement pieces with a deep connection to ancestral strength and elegance.
I'm inspired by the natural realm, living in the present time, existing as a capitalist and constantly having to choose every day to honor the Earth. Always, I am also inspired by my family and from within my culture. I come from weavers and beaders, through both my Haíłzaqv and Nuu-chah-nulth families. We have a history of loving beauty and wearing our culture on ourselves that stretches beyond linear timelines.