The dance screen that is used in the House of Kawadelekala is a thin veil that separates the human world from the supernatural world. The dancers from this house come out from behind the screen turning left onto the dirt floor to enter the world of spirits, dancing sacred dances around sacred fires. In the magic of the night you see a screen with an image of a sisiutl (a double-headed serpent) which represents the first live house beams and canoe belonging to Kawadelekala. The wolf in the print represent Kawadelekala (the first wolf of Kingcome Inlet which my family are direct descendants of). The star signifies to me the magic that has and will always connect my family to Kawadelekala no matter what is said or done to discourage this reality. To walk behind the dance screen exist generations of the Dick family and the treasures passed down from the beginning of time.
This print is dedicated to my family who will forever live in the House of Kawadelekala. In spite of living in new days and new ways, we have a common thread that connects us all, and this I honour.