Dawson Matilpi

Dawson Matilpi was born in 1999 in Victoria British Columbia and is the second oldest of eight siblings. Dawson is from the Kwakwaka’wakw and upper Nicola (Okanagan) nations. His grandfather was Master Carver Ozzie Matilpi from Kwakwaka’wakw. 

Dawson first started carving with the Victoria Native Friendship Centre (VNFC) when they were seeking young Native carvers to assist in carving a totem pole, which was raised in front of the VNFC in March of 2016. Dawson picked up Northwest carving quickly, which he enjoys to do and he is now starting to form somewhat of his own style. Dawson is an apprentice to master carver Moy Sutherland.

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Thunderbird Paddle
Dawson Matilpi (Kwakwaka'wakw)

Paddle stand available for $300 CAD. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for fabrication. Contact the galle...

Paddle stand available for $300 CAD. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for fabrication. Contact the gallery directly to order a stand.Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages. Large enough to hunt whales, the Thunderbird is a powerful being associated with power, change and the sky in myths throughout the Northwest Coast. Often depicted with a sharply hooked beak, horns and large ears and is sometimes represented as having teeth.

$2,500.00