“My Family” is proudly displayed at the new Harbour Air Seaplane Terminal, Victoria, B.C. – May, 2016

“My Family” is proudly displayed at the new Harbour Air Seaplane Terminal, Victoria, B.C. – May, 2016

My Family

This wall plaque is 10 ft. x 2.5 inches, first growth red cedar. It is oiled with boiled linseed oil. All the figures here are from my culture. If you came to my village in Fort Rupert, B.C. to potlatch, you would see these figures danced. The beaver and the otter, along with the bear would be used in the Dance of the Animal Kingdom and they are here because of the Harbour Air restaurants, the Flying Beaver and the Flying Otter. There is an eagle in the middle standing on a copper with its wings out-stretched. The eagle is the main crest of my people from Fort Rupert, B.C. On each side of the eagle’s face are two eagles with their heads looking up. The top left corner is a moon rising. Below the eagle’s wing on the left, is an eagle holding a salmon. The salmon is a staple food with our people. On the right, under the wing, is a thunderbird with a killer whale. Killer whale is the favourite food of the thunderbird. There is a moon in the blowhole of the whale, a hawk man on the tail of the whale and a raven on the inside fin of the whale.

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