Hamumu Arts Collective

Ceck out our Indiegogo campaign to fund the next short HAC film ‘Bringing Salmon Home’ and please consider giving us a donation:


‘Natural Gifts’ a new short film is available for free
Hamumu Arts Collective (HAC) is committed to bringing to life stories with ancient wisdom that can have an impact on future generations. Our first film- Natural Gifts- can give an idea of our work. Check out the ‘Natural Gifts’ trailer

The Hamumu Arts Collective
Founded in 2008 by George Melas Taylor and Craig Jacobrown, the collective is managed and run by a non-profit organization comprised of a majority of Northwest Native First Nations Artists. The Collective was formed to integrate strong traditional NW Native story, song, dance, masks puppets and two dimensional forms with the aesthetic and technical production values of modern theater and film.

George is the director and lead singer of the ‘Lelala Dance Society’, a family of traditional singers and dancers of the Kwakwaka’wakw (Kwakiutl) Nation. Craig Jacobrown mask maker and performer of The Maskery – www.themaskery.com – has collaborated with the Lelala Dancers of British Columbia for over 25 years on performances featuring traditional Northwest Coast native masks and dances. Our newest collective artist and board member, Joe Ives, of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, has been an inspiration to our organization as he has donated his time, masks, stories and enthusiasm for this ‘Natural Gifts’ film. Joe is also co-producer for the next Bringing Salmon Home film

Please consider supporting our next film financially and visit our Indiegogo campaign at:


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We encourage you to send your friends a link to our Indiegogo campaign and encourage them to watch our film and sign up for future HAC notices that will announce future films, crowd sourcing opportunities and special deals we offer to our supporters.

Here is the ‘Natural Gifts’ Film – enjoy and let us know what you think-

We are happy to give this film away to all who are interested.
If you or any of your friends like the film and are willing to help us create the next Hamumu film production- please go to our Indiegogo site and offer a donation:


Once the Indiegogo campaign is complete in July 2015 this website will be recreated as a place to down load videos and tap into educational resources for further study including links, learning activities and live workshop/performance of several NW arts including:

– story, song, carving, design, craft, dancing and deep reconnection to nature.

You may also contact us and allow us to put you on our email list.  Your email will only be used for internal Hamumu updates and further opportunities to create new productions. You can be removed from the list whenever you wish.

HamumuGeorge Melas Taylor- founding member of Hamumu Arts Collective:(photo Keith Brofsky)