Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Naa-Na-Nig-Su • Grandmother’s Panel


  • Medium: red cedar
  • Size: 18 × 13 × 10 inches
  • Reference Code: WM50502

Naa-na-nig-su, grandmothers who have gone before us. The spirits of our grandmothers in our cultural teachings tell us that we can call on them whenever we need to, so that we can do and say the right things at all times. The four directions, the four chiefs, are within nature; you can ask nature for anything you want and it will give it to you for your family.

Tim Paul

Tim Paul


Nuu-chah-nulth (Hesquiaht)

(1950- )

Tim is a Nuu-chah-nulth artist from Esperanza Inlet on Vancouver Island. He has held the position of First Carver at the Royal British Columbia Museum, where he oversaw numerous commissions for totem poles for international sites such as Wakefield Park and Yorkshire Park in England, Stanley Park in Vancouver, and in Auckland. He left this position to oversee a program focussing on Native education for the Port Alberni School Board and Vancouver Island.