Talking Stick - Thunderbird & Warrior
Artist: Jim Yelton
Squamish First Nation artist Jim Yelton hand carved this beautiful cedar talking stick.
The Talking stick, used in many Indigenous cultures, is an ancient and powerful “communication tool” that ensures a code of conduct of respect during meetings is followed. The person holding the stick, and only that person, is designated as having the right to speak and all others must listen quietly and respectfully.
The Thunderbird is a mythical creature considered to be the most powerful of all spirits. The powers come from the curved appendages on their heads.
Warrior is more than about fighting, it is about service to the community and protection of their homeland.
Measurements: 15" x 2" x 1 7/8"