Salmon PanelNusmata (Nuxalk)
"Salmon are honoured and celebrated by all coastal peoples: the fish serves as a powerful symbol of regeneration, self-sacrifice and perseverance. Shortages of salmon are traditionally attributed to human disrespect and refusal to listen to and live by the wisdom of their elders [including] exhibiting traditional rights of respect, such as placing all of Salmon's bones back into the river or sea after eating [i.e. - The first Salmon ceremonies of the Salish]. If this ritual is not observed, Salmon will not return, or will return dismembered and deformed" (Shearar 2000: 91) - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols
Dimensions: 12" (diam) x 1 3/4"
Locations: Satellite Shop at SFU Vancouver Bookstore (Harbour Centre)