Courtesy of Caitlin Yancoff
Trena is wearing a traditional T’Sou-ke woven cedar headband. When these were worn years ago, they were tied off in a knot, like a scarf, at the ends to hold it together. Over time, the ties became more decorative, hence the cedar rose and pieces coming out from the sides. Most people wear the tie at the back of their head. Trena and her family wear the tie at the front. Wearing it this way represents a member of the “Chief’s House”, or a direct descendant of the hereditary Chief, like Trena.