“For years now at my workshop it has been a practice for me to feed my sparrows, particularly in winter. I feed them wild birdseed and bread. Cheeky little souls! On closer inspection they exhibit individual personalities and have a beauty we sometimes overlook.”
A small bird of drab plumage is commonly seen up and down the coastline. In the Kwak-waka’wakw winter ceremonies, four sparrows act as informers. The sparrow was known as a messenger who would travel up and down the coast to announce gatherings and ceremonies to villages and to hunting and fishing parties scattered far from home. Sparrow brought songs down from Alaska and exchanged them for songs from the south to take back north.
Spirit Wrestler Gallery
47 Water Street
Canada V6B 1A1
Toll Free: 1-888-669-8813
3 blocks from Waterfront Station
Between Abbott St. and Carrall St.
Monday to Saturday, open 10-6
Sunday and Holidays, open 12-5
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