I have a friend, Cyril Aster, who shares photos from the area around my home village of Kitkatla (Gitxaala). Cyril shared a photo of a Lone Bull orca in Grenville Channel, it moved me to create. I'm thankful for old friends who share a love of the outdoors and the sea.
The Orca is one of our clans, along with Eagle, Raven, and Wolf. My father was Orca, as was my Grandmother, Kathleen Collinson Vickers.
There are many stories handed down through generations of the Orca and how they have helped and taught our people. Stories of rescued people, stories of teaching people, as in my latest book, Orca Chief. All the stories teach us the laws of our people which are based on love and respect.
So many memories and stories come through this creation of, Lone Bull.
Artist: Roy Henry Vickers
Image Size: 19" x 27"
Edition Size: 70