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In addition to building canoes, Agency Creek Expressions crafts other native artifacts and traditional art from handmade jewelry and hats to spoons, paddles and rattles through weaving and carving. Orders are custom. Please fill out our order inquiry form and we’ll get back to you with more information and details!
Brian Krehbiel was born and raised in Oregon. He acquired a passion for building and creating art that’s connected to the first native people of Oregon, most prominently, canoe making. Canoes are meaningful and are culturally significant. They draw people in and bring them closer together by sparking an interest to learn and connect with tribal culture. From the first time Brian built a canoe, he knew that he wanted to be a canoe maker; it’s an important aspect of his larger goal, which is to promote the growth of tribal culture.
Through connection, teaching and expression, our goal is to make tribal culture accessible and build a stronger community. We work with tribal members of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Intuitively, we find new ways to further cultural knowledge in a way that’s exciting and accommodates different learning styles.
We take great care in the planning involved with implementing events, teaching classes, visiting elders and inspiring youth. Our creative approach makes cultural education a positive experience and provides opportunities to form meaningful connections in the process. By learning about our culture together and inspiring others, we believe we can strengthen our tribal community.