Study of the art and cultural property of the Nuxalk (Bella Coola) of the Northwest Coast by cultural anthropology professor, Jennifer Kramer. She examines the contemporary art created by First Nations artists in this coastal community, the school art program and the use of art objects in the daily lives of community members. She looks at regalia, masks, songs and dances as well as issues surrounding First Nations cultural property. These issues include cultural appropriation, repatriation, ownership, law, identity, and self-government. This book is based on the author's study in the community of Bella Coola from 1995-2001. The role of artists in this small community and how their work reflects on community politics and cultural identity is one area of interest.