"Our stories and traditions are woven into our textiles. Thunderbirds represent the power and strength that we all share. These woven designs reflect our ancestral traditions and our connection to nature." - Leila Stogan, Coast Salish/Musqueam
Leila Stogan is a master Salish weaver from the Musqueam Nation. In 1984, Leila studied traditional Musqueam weaving as part of the revitalization of an almost lost art. Her weavings are showcased in the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, and in the book Hands of our Ancestors: The Revival of Salish Weaving at Musqueam.