Friday, October 23, 2009

Chris Hopkins - Haida Gwaii Unveiling

Painting unveiled at 40th anniversary celebration in Masset B.C. , Canada

Chris was commissioned to commemorate the 1969 raising of the first totem pole in a century by the Haida people. That arguably marked the renaissance of the Haida Native Culture. The 1969 totem pole was carved by 22 year old Robert Davidson. The presentation of the painting took place at a three day celebration that occurred in the ancestral homeland of the Haida people, the Queen Charlotte Islands, B.C. Canada. The celebration marked the 40th anniversary of the 1969 pole raising hosted by Robert and Reg Davidson. The painting was donated and now in it's permanent home at the Masset Hospital.

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