Lytton artist Mandy Brown receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Artist Mandy Brown, creator of traditional cedar baskets, receives the BC Achievement Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Nov. 6, 2013 6:00 p.m.

Mandy Brown, a Nlaka’pamux artist from Lytton, will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the BC Achievement Foundation for her profound contribution to their First Nations’ culture.

Premier Christy Clark and BC Achievement Foundation Chair Keith Mitchell announced the recipients of the 2013 BC Creative Achievement Award for First Nations Art earlier this week.

Mandy Brown has kept alive the coil basketry tradition of her Nlaka’pamux people that dates back centuries. She has taught women in her community to make both baskets and moccasins and passed on the traditions to generations of young people. Her work is featured in the First Peoples Hall of the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa and the Museum of Anthropology. Mandy has contributed to her community as a social worker, member of the band council, and a trustee of the school board.

The Annual BC Creative Achievement Awards for First Nations’ Art celebrate artistic excellence in traditional, contemporary or media art. The 2013 recipients chosen by the jury are: Dale Campbell from  Prince Rupert; Marlene Liddle from Old Masset Village; Joe Martin from Tofino; Ken McNeil from Terrace; and Sammy Robinson from Kitamaat Village.

“The Foundation is honoured to recognize these artists,” said Mitchell. “They join 37 First Nations’ artists that the Foundation has had the privilege of recognizing over the past seven years. We thank Michael Audain and Polygon for their tremendous support of the BC Creative Achievement Awards for First Nations’ Art.”

The BC Achievement Foundation is an independent foundation established and endowed by the Province of B.C. in 2003.

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