Gitxsanimaax or Gitsenimx, is the language spoken by the Gitxsan Nation.

The economy of the Gitxsan peoples is largely based on the salmon trade and other natural resources from their territory; including oolichan grease, which was extensively traded with neighboring peoples. The Gitxsan have always asserted their right to their territory and have always held a highly organized political and social system in both pre and post-contact times. 1

Their territory encompasses 33,000 squared km in Northwestern British Columbia, including the Skeena, Babine, Bulkey and Kispiox rivers. 2

They are a matriarchal society and lineage is traced through mothers’ houses. Houses, or Wilps, belong to a clan; these would be the Lax Gibuu (Wolf), Lax Siik (Eagle), Lax Seel/Ganeda (Frog), and the Giskaast (Fireweed). Important social and political decisions are sanctioned at the Liligit or the Feast Hall. 3

There is a large collection of Robert E. Sebastian's print work in the University of Victoria's Art collection, along with Phillip Janzé, Michael Blackstock and Ray Sim. The prints in this collection negotiate a rich space in the inter-relationship of contemporary and traditional forms.

All below was sourced from the following pages:

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Weget Legend - Raven Stealin...   Mowatt, Ken
Dance Of The Raven By The Gi...   Stephens, Vernon
The Gitksan Dance Of The Hum...   Stephens, Vernon
Raven Stealing The Sun   Stephens, Vernon
Challenge, Choice and Change   Sampson, Wilf
The Gitksan Warrior, Quest F...   Stephens, Vernon
Raven and Sun   Mowatt, Ken
Robins   Sebastian, Robert E.; Gwin-Jakwsxw
Passing Through The Hole In ...   Jackson, Robert B.; Nagwa
Whale With Lizards   Jackson, Robert B.; Nagwa
Geelowlee   Jackson, Robert B.; Nagwa
Shark Crest   Jackson, Robert B.; Nagwa
Grizzly Bear with Sun Collar   Jackson, Robert B.; Nagwa
Moon with Many Children   Jackson, Robert B.; Nagwa
Bear Through the Ring of the...   Jackson, Robert B.; Nagwa
B.C.'s Stellars Jay   Sebastian, Robert E.; Gwin-Jakwsxw
Beaver Dancer   Sebastian, Robert E.; Gwin-Jakwsxw
Canadian Wood Duck   Sebastian, Robert E.; Gwin-Jakwsxw
Chickadee Heaven   Sebastian, Robert E.; Gwin-Jakwsxw
Evening Reflections; Deer   Sebastian, Robert E.; Gwin-Jakwsxw
Flying Frog Mask   Sebastian, Robert E.; Gwin-Jakwsxw
Full Moon Egret   Sebastian, Robert E.; Gwin-Jakwsxw
Mallard and Frog   Sebastian, Robert E.; Gwin-Jakwsxw
Morning Mallard   Sebastian, Robert E.; Gwin-Jakwsxw
Nesting Cormorant and Murres   Sebastian, Robert E.; Gwin-Jakwsxw
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