Nahanee, Keith Sr.
Keith Nahanee Sr. (Kwetsimet), a Coast Salish artist who specializes in wood carvings as well as wool weaving and traditional regalia and ceremony items. For the “Expo” in 1974 in Spokane Washington he made 9 Coast Salish wall paintings, two 8 ft. totem poles and one 12 ft. totem pole. He has made blue prints for 3 long houses. He also has designed and implemented the Coast Salish painting on the bow of the Squamish Nation sea going canoe “kaxuih” in 2007. Keith made a 7.5’ spindle whorl for the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center in Whistler in 2010. After that he wove a huge blanket for the North Vancouver Museum and Archives.