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Simon Charlie (1920-2005)

Talking stick 2002

RCIN 200044

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A hand-carved and painted talking stick. It was made by Simon Charlie, a distinguished master carver and elder of the Cowichan Coast Salish First Nation.

A talking stick is used in councils and meetings to ensure order and indicate authority. Only the person holding the stick may speak, providing a fair hearing for all.
  • Presented by Mr. Simon Charlie of Cowichan Coast Salish First Nation, to Queen Elizabeth II on a visit to Canada during her Golden Jubilee year, 2002