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June 11, 2021
Nisga’a and Gitxsan Northwest Coast Artist and Jewelry designer, Jaimie Davis joins us on this show to tell us about her recent provincial recognition from the Small Business BC Awards!
June 7, 2021
Jaimie Davis, creator of Indigenous wearable art, was recognized as the inaugural Best Solopreneur at the 2021 Small Business BC Awards. In an unprecedented year for small business, the new award recognizes an individual who started a solo business, “wore multiple hats” and navigated challenges while growing the business on their own. Davis, an entrepreneur from the Gitxsan and Nisga’a Nations, built her business, Jada Creations, on her original jewelry designs.
May 31, 2021
Jaimie Davis is a local indigenous artist and entrepreneur
Originally from Gitlaxt’aamiks, Davis moved to Terrace at the age of 10. As a Nisga’a and Gitxsan person, she experienced racism. In her adult life, her work as an artist has been a way to heal.
May 21, 2021
Jaimie Davis had a dream to bring Indigenous stories back to life. Inspired by her culture and her son, this remarkable individual created and launched Jada Creations, an Indigenously-owned and operated business specializing in authentic, Indigenous-wearable art.
May 7, 2021
Jaimie Davis won a Northwest Community College President’s Art Award in 2018. This year, she won the Best Solopreneur Award from Small Business BC for her online shop Jada Creations. (Contributed photo/Northwest Community College)
May 4, 2021
Jada Creations is an indigenous owned and operated business specializing in authentic indigenous wearable art and was the recipient of Eighth Generation's Inspired Natives award 2020.
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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