The Hummingbird



The Hummingbird brings happiness and joy when they return in the spring after a long winter.  Hummingbirds is a feminine symbol representing beauty, intelligence, peace and love.

In Pacific Northwest Coast First Nations art the Hummingbird is portrayed with a long thin beak, a large round head and large outspread wings.  She is often depicted surrounded by fauna, and with beak embedded in a flower.  Hummingbird is always portrayed in a profile view.

Design courtesy of Arlene, Gitxsan Artist, by way of Native Northwest.



Animal designs featured on shop.slcc.ca are by various indigenous artists from nations across Turtle Island; these artists have an agreement with Native Nortwest Company to share these designs on their behalf. As an authorized distributor of Native Northwest products, they have extended Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre permission to share these images.