Published on August 11, 2014 by Amy
Bernie’s name is Skundaal and she is from the Raven clan. She grew up with her grandparents, Nonnie Ouii Agnes Williams (Matriarch) and Hereditary Chief Robert Williams (Stheithlhdaah). Bernie has been creating art for over twenty years. She creates textiles, masks, sculptures, totem poles, limited edition prints and now, jewellery. Highlights of Bernie’s career include apprenticing under the late Bill Reid and creating a button blanket for Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Rigoberta Tum, to wear upon her acceptance of the prize. In 2009, Bernie graduated from Vancouver’s Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts program under established Haida/Kwakwaka’wakw artist, Dan Wallace.
dna testing, dna ancestry testing, ancestry, genealogy, indian genealogy records, paternity testing, turquoise jewelry, native american jewelry