Susan Point (Coast Salish), Salish Welcome Figures, 1996,1994.  Vancouver, BC Airport.

Susan Point (Coast Salish), Salish Welcome Figures, Vancouver, BC Airport.

Cowichan Carved Figure

Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian - volume 9 facing: page 108 Carved figure - Cowichan

Cowichan Carved Figure

Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian - volume 9 facing: page 108 Carved figure - Cowichan

Welcome Figure ( Dzunuk'wa) Totem Pole Front View   Artist: Troy Roberts Tribal affiliation: Kwakiutl ~  Wild Woman of the woods!!

Welcome Figure ( Dzunuk'wa) Totem Pole Front View Artist: Troy Roberts Tribal affiliation: Kwakiutl ~ Wild Woman of the woods!

Susan Point (Coast Salish), Ts’u-hey-us  2011, Carved Red Cedar and Copper

Susan Point (Coast Salish), Ts’u-hey-us Carved Red Cedar and Copper

Best Airports for a Long Layover #Vancouver Bill Reid's sculpted Jade Canoe and Joe David's traditional 11-foot-high Clayoquot Welcome Figures bedeck the halls. The Aquarium (Domestic Terminal, L3) with 5,000 sea creatures. There's also the Automated Passport Control. Tip: Park at the Jetside Bar of the Fairmont hotel, located above the U.S. Departures, to sip Okanagan Valley wine or a honey-infused lager specially made for the property. ✈ travel & #save 50% on airfare with #AirConcierge.com

Vancouver International Airport in Canada has been named, "The Best Airport in North America". The airport has a large collection of Pacific Northwest Coast Native art.

This is one of two 30-foot high Tsonoqua (Dzonoqua) figures which stood on either side of a river near or on Vancouver Island, circa 1900. What did it mean? Beware or welcome, it is one of the most remarkable works of monumental sculpture from the old Northwest Coast I have ever seen, three times the height of a housepost and like nothing I could ever have imagined. via Barry Herem FB

This is one of two high Tsonoqua (Dzonoqua) figures which stood on either side of a river near or on Vancouver Island, circa

Cathedral Grove | Totem Pole Websites

Cathedral Grove | Totem Pole Websites

Replica Clatsop longhouse at Ft. Stevens State Park in Oregon, near Astoria. Native American Indian plankhouse with carved welcome figure. Long house Plank house photo by bestbib, via Flickr

Replica Clatsop longhouse at Ft. Stevens State Park in Oregon, near Astoria. Native American Indian plankhouse with carved welcome figure.

The Black Skin Post (Dukt'ootl Gass) represents the famous Tlingit hero, Dukt'ootl. The event took place in a village long before the Ganaxteidi moved north to Klukwan. <br><br>  The human figure at the top of the post represents Dukt'ootl', the strong man. The sea lion forms the central part of the post. His tongue hanging out represents its death as the body is split in half. The face at the base of the pole represents a rock island on the west coast of Prince of...

The Black Skin Post (Dukt'ootl Gass) represents the famous Tlingit hero, Dukt'ootl. The event took place in a village long before the Ganaxteidi moved north to Klukwan. <br><br> The human figure at the top of the post represents Dukt'ootl', the strong man. The sea lion forms the central part of the post. His tongue hanging out represents its death as the body is split in half. The face at the base of the pole represents a rock island on the west coast of Prince of...

Aboriginal Gathering Pavilion at Capilano University in North Vancouver, BC.  Bear design posts by Klatle-bhi (Kwakwaka'wakw).

Aboriginal Gathering Pavilion at Capilano University in North Vancouver, BC. Bear design posts by Klatle-bhi (Kwakwaka'wakw).

Coast Salish Welcome Figures by Luke Marston

Contemporary Art Gallery specializing in native art from the North West Coast of Canada, Australia and Papua New Guinea, Haida,Sepik River,Pacific Islands

This carved mortuary may belong to an earlier house in the back row of houses, but it is assigned to the Dug-Out House because of its position and because of its similarity to the other memorials in this cluster. <br><br>The mortuary depicts a double-finned Killer Whale with a human figure holding onto its flukes. The front plaque, which has fallen away, had a carved Grizzly Bear crest. Note the plant starting to grow out of the burial compartment at the top of the pole.

This carved mortuary may belong to an earlier house in the back row of houses, but it is assigned to the Dug-Out House because of its position and because of its similarity to the other memorials in this cluster. <br><br>The mortuary depicts a double-finned Killer Whale with a human figure holding onto its flukes. The front plaque, which has fallen away, had a carved Grizzly Bear crest. Note the plant starting to grow out of the burial compartment at the top of the pole.

This magnificent and significant work of art  by Ed Archie NoiseCat is titled “Thunder Protects Them”   The piece is in the form of a welcoming figure which you would see facing the water in many communities on the Pacific Northwest Coast including the Salish, Quileute, Nuu-chah-nulth.  When there are visitors coming, they are always approaching by water. The figure with its arms out-stretched is placed there to greet guests and invite them to come up onto to the shore.

"Thunder Protects Us" sculpture by Ed Archie NoiseCat - BiddingForGood Fundraising Auction

Haida Peace & Welcome Dancer

A piece of West Coast First Nations history and culture is captured in each of these uniquely handcrafted figures.

Welcome figures on ice

Welcome figures on ice

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