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Coast Salish Carving

spindle whorl 

The Town of Sidney, or SET,TINES in SENĆOŦEN, the language of the W̱SÁNEĆ People, is located within the territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ People of Tsartlip,  Tseycum, Tsawout and Pauquachin.

Sidney Council is honoured to have installed the inspirational work of local Coast Salish Artist, Chazz Elliott of Tsartlip First Nation within the Council Chambers of Sidney’s Municipal Hall. The carving was commissioned to recognize the W̱SÁNEĆ  People, their customs and traditions, in a prominent and meaningful fashion and to acknowledge the people who have lived on this land for thousands of years.

We are grateful to Chazz Elliott for creating a carving in the traditional Coast Salish art form that uniquely represents the region, the people and the friendships we are forging.  

~ HÍSWKE HÁLE / Many Thanks 

about the carving
  about the artist
   unveiling ceremony
 About the Carving
   About the Artist
   Unveiling Ceremony