Signs of Lekwungen - Site of the South West Bastion of the Hudson's Bay Company Fort

by Clarence "Butch" Dick (Yux’wey’lupton)
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    Butch Dick - Signs of Lekwungen: SW Bastion of Hudson's Bay Co. - Click to view full size image


On a culturally significant site to the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, this is one of seven markers created with circular bronze casts of original cedar carvings.

This artwork depicts the spindle whorl, a tool traditionally used by Coast Salish women to spin wool - considered to be the foundation of a Coast Salish family.

The concept for the base was developed by Heritage Planner, Richard Linzey. The base's top is inscribed with the traditional place name, phonetically in Lekwungen, as well as in English.

About Clarence "Butch" Dick (Yux’wey’lupton)