The protector of the animal kingdom. With great power and human like qualities, the Bear is known as the Elder Kinsman and is always treated as a high ranking guest. The Bear also symbolizes strength, learned humility, motherhood and teaching.
Nation: Coast Salish Travis Henry was born in 1967 in Cowichan, British Columbia on Vancouver Island. As a member of the Cowichan Nation Coast Salish people, his work reflects the Kwakwaka’wakw style. Travis’ family crest is the Sun. He was trained by the Seaweed family, who are well known and respected carvers from Alert Bay on Cormorant Island. His gold and sterling silver carved jewelry can be found in collections in Japan, the United States, Europe, Australia, and his native Canada. Travis currently lives in Langford, British Columbia with his young growing family.