Claudia Medina's film of Ivan Rosypskye, a Heiltsuk carver and weaver and longtime Powell River resident bringing a dead standing tree trunk to life with images of history, spirit, culture and life in Coast Salish territories went up on youtube February 24th. The pole lives on the grounds on the combined parishes of St. David and St. Paul of the Diocese of New Westminster within the Sycamore Commons community permaculture garden, a place of learning and sharing for all. While Ivan carves, members of the Tla'Amin Nation, the church, the gardeners, the local neighbourhood and the communities at large stop by and talk about what what reconciliation means. Hard realities of the past and present are faced, and hopes for the future are shared.
The dedication ceremony and story of the carving can be found on the pages of this website's news section
A more detailed story is available in the December 2015 issue of Topic linked here.