What was the Inspiration for the Design?
“I chose a canoe design because our Coast Salish communities area all connected by water and the seas were our highways that connected us together. The warrior denotes courage and vision in achieving our goals and he is holding his paddle up in victory. The wolf on the canoe denotes loyalty, dedication and family connection – we often have blood relationships in many Coast Salish communities and this ensured our responsibility to one another’s wellbeing. The circle represents unity and connectedness of Coast Salish Nations to work together for the betterment of our communities and families.”
-Artist Sabrina Williams