Sunday, March 15, 2009 Today, the Walter Harris Family and Urban Gitksan Society hosted an event in honour of Gitksan Chief Geel, Walter Harris, who passed away in January 2009.
An Ant'im Hanak Ceremony was held at the University of British Columbia at the First Nations House of Learning in Vancouver. A UBC scholarship will be established in the artist's name.
Throughout his illustrious career, Walter Harris garnered many awards and accolades including the Canadian Governor General's Award in 2003.
A Mosquito Headdress by Walter Harris was featured on this site was created in partnership with Philip Janze (now sold).
View more details on Walter Harris through our Artist Biographies link.