One type of regalia that is worn by the Kwakwaka’wakw (kwok-wok-ya-wokw) is the button blanket. The blanket is often worn by women during a potlatch or other sacred ceremonies. Have you ever worn any regalia at a special ceremony?
Writte by author Sally Williams, Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl), Gwawaenuk.
Educator & Series Information
Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).
Button Blankets is part of the Strong Stories: Kwakwaka’wakw series. Strong Stories focus on different First Nation territories from across Canada and the United States. These stories reflect the belief that our stories are the roots of our people, our lands and our cultures. It is from our stories that we grow and become strong and proud.