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Find out about Th'exelis. It is one of more than 100 sites where Stó:lō people believe their ancestors were #TransformedToStone. These sites contain living spirits, or Shxweli, and stand as cautionary tales from their ancestors.

#AboriginalCulture

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In the Haida culture the Bear is known as “Elder Kinsman” and is treated as a noble guest. Take a look at this #BearSterlingSilverBracelet, by Derek White from the Haida Nation. This is an amazing hand carved and repousse (hammered) sterling silver 2 inch wide bracelet.

#SpiritsOfTheWestCoast #NativeArtGallery

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The Fraser Valley in B.C. used to be the largest hop-growing area in the British Commonwealth and many Stó:lō worked as hop pickers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, a #Craft-BeerHopFarm in Stó:lō territory slated to be one of Canada's largest.

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Known as #TheProtectorOfTheAnimalKingdom the Bear represents a very strong and highly respected Animal Spirit. Take a look at this sterling silver Bear Wrap Ring designed by the late Richard Krentz from the Coast Salish Nation. #SpiritsOfTheWestCoast #NativeArtGallery
https://spiritsofthewestcoast.com/products/bear-silver-wrap-ring-small

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Here's another new full sized carved and painted Yellow Cedar Bear Paddle by Trevor Hunt from the Kwakwaka´wakw Nation. Trevor has left a lot of the wood unpainted, so that you can enjoy the natural beauty of the old growth cedar wood.
https://spiritsofthewestcoast.com/products/bear-paddle
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The Squamish Nation in British Columbia relies on #SalmonReturns each year to uphold a long tradition of distributing fresh fish to its people each August.

#FirstNationsCulture

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Just in this 5 foot long carved and painted Yellow Cedar Eagle Paddle by Trevor Hunt from the Kwakwaka´wakw Nation. This is the perfect combination of value, quality and beautiful artwork.
https://spiritsofthewestcoast.com/products/eagle-paddle

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For the Comox people, the #GrizzlyBear is one of our main crests and represents our community and it represents our strength. In “Guardian,” the bear is rendered in the chilkat style. “Guardian” is a limited edition print using the giclée method of printmaking.

#SpiritsOfTheWestCoast #NativeArtGallery

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In recent years, #Tourists have shown increased interest in learning about #IndigenousPeople and their cultures and traditions. The tourism business provides many opportunities for Indigenous People to support their local communities as well as educate and inspire visitors from all over the world.


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For many people the Bear symbolizes strength, family, vitality courage and health. Take a look at masks, jewellery and prints that celebrate the Bear.

#SpiritsOfTheWestCoast #TheBearSymbol

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