Elder and chief beau dick, Kwakwaka'wakw carver
This page is dedicated to our friend and mentor, Chief Beau Dick.
Pamela and Beau consider the original Edward S. Curtis photograph taken of a relative of Beau's a century ago to decide how to proceed.
A portrait of Chief Beau Dick replicating a Curtis photograph taken in the early 20th century.
Beau Dick telling a story
of time and mystery.
During Lalakenis/All Directions, Vancouver, British Columbia, many babies were given their first names, some quietly, some laughing, others complaining loudly.
Lalakenis/All Directions celebrated two journeys, instigated by Beau and his daughters but accompanied by many activists, to break coppers on the steps of regional and federal buildings in order to shame the governments into recognizing indigenous rights.
Beau is playing a guitar as musical accompaniment to a fashion show of clothing designed by Sho Sho Esquiro and produced by Joleen Mitton. Go to http://www.dos-polacas.com/lalakenis---fashion-show.html for a video.
Beau and his grandson wearing Kwakwaka'wakw masks and costumes. The larger figure is ba̱k̕wa̱s, or wild man of the woods.
Inside the ba̱k̕wa̱s or Wild Man of the Woods is the human.
The ba̱k̕wa̱s figure with skulls around his neck, long claws and long hair all over his body.