2016 Tribal Parks Gathering

2016 Tribal Parks Gathering

Numerous First Nations elders, leaders and community members along with key allies in the non-profit, conservation and environment movements gathered this past weekend at Tribal Parks Gathering in Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations territory. It was with great privilege that...
Salt Spring – 2016 First Nations Day

Salt Spring – 2016 First Nations Day

The Salt Spring community came together this afternoon for an important opportunity for cross cultural sharing and feasting. This kid and family friendly event included many elders, knowledge keepers, drummers, dancers and community members from local Salt Spring...
Carving – Chaputz Offering Bowl

Carving – Chaputz Offering Bowl

Finished a new piece inspired by the work of Joe David and made with Joe Martin’s help and steady guidance. Many thank yous to the keepers and protectors of Tla-o-qui-aht traditions and ancestors. Grateful for being able to work with some of these designs as a way to...
Carving – Paddle Shaping

Carving – Paddle Shaping

Very honoured to be working with this traditional Tla-o-qui-aht paddle design shared with me by mentor, teacher and good friend Joe Martin. Light and strong. Good for pulling, quiet movement in the water and hunting. Made with Yew wood, yellow cedar handle plug for...
Carving – Adze Making

Carving – Adze Making

Soul Work: May we walk well and lightly on the earth in twenty-fifteen. May we grieve and love what is lost. May we remember what has been forgotten. May we deepen our relationship with life and each other. May the story of the gift of our lives continue to find its...
Carving – Crooked Knives

Carving – Crooked Knives

After years of carving with a motley collection of tools, I’ve finally made some very fine crooked knives to help deepen the quality of my work. Made with High-carbon Kestrel blades, Yew wood hafts, Seine twine and finished with beeswax/mineral oil blend. Next...