Saturday, 13 August 2011


A carver revisits the place by the Fraser River where his life found new meaning.
2 minutes 52 seconds

by Doug Baker
Doug is a Coast Salish and Northwest-style carver and carving instructor at various community centres in Vancouver. When he was 38, he was given the name S7apelek in a traditional naming ceremony, but he never asked what it meant. Several years later, he had a revelation while he sat by the Fraser River.
In this video, he takes us there to tell us the story.
Doug is member of the Squamish Nation and lives on the Musqueam Reserve in Vancouver.


  1. I'm proud to say that Doug Baker is my uncle, and I'm proud to hear his story <3 Ana D

    1. A great carver and friend thanks for my name "white Raven"