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March 5, 2021
Jaimie Davis says she’s motivated by ‘my culture and my son.’
Davis is now owner of Jada Creations, “an indigenous-owned and operated business specializing in authentic indigenous wearable art.” Last year, she won the Eighth Generation’s Inspired Natives award 2020. And now she’s up for another honor: a Small Business BC Award for best Solopreneur.....
Jaimie is a cedar weaver, jewelry designer, sculptor, and painter who owns Jada Creations. Her original jewelry designs are made of cedar bark she harvests locally and sustainably on traditional laxyip (territory). Another material she works with often is Abalone shell. In all of her creations and especially through wearable art, Jaimie is passionate in sharing a piece of her culture with the world.
August 12, 2020
"We chat with Northwest Coast jewelry designer and artist, Jaimie Davis, a strong Gitxsan and Nisgaa woman who’s creating beautiful work for her own studio, Jada Creations, based in Terrace BC.
Jaimie and I knew each other growing up in this area and I thought she would be a great person to have on Journeys. Not only is she delightful to be around, but she’s also intelligent, deliberately spoken and passionate about her life and sharing her culture.
We sat down early in the morning to talk about her art, her designs and how she’s found her stride as a proud, strong Gitxsan woman." -Char Normandeau
"When we are drawing, painting and carving it's like we can feel our ancestors watching us, and I just know they would be proud of us, that we're still practicing our art form. We're keeping it alive. We're still here."
Jaimie Davis, Artist & Program Graduate
Feb 24, 2018
Jaimie Davis (Xbiyee), Gitxsan/Nisga’a, receives the $500 honourary mention award.
Two talented artists from the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art are the latest recipients of the Northwest Community College (now Coast Mountain College) President’s Art Award.
Jaimie Davis (Xbiyee), Gitxsan/Nisga’a, receives the $500 honourary mention award for her two-piece Nisga’a Bentwood box design on wood panels. She chose the traditional design as a nod to the ancestors and the lessons they teach us.
“This recognition is an incredible honor,” said Davis. “I believe my ancestors were watching over me as I created this piece for them. In turn, they showed me they are listening and watching us as we work hard to keep our culture alive.”
May 30, 2017
"Tonight on Journey's role model series we have Jaimie Davis, Gitxsan and Nisga'a residing in Terrace B.C. Jaime is a cedar weaver who is currently going into her second year of the Freda Diesing program where she is growing her talents as an artist. She also runs her own business and is a single parent to her beautiful son Jaimie embodies what hard work and talent look like. Tune in tonight 6pm after the news."
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