We Hold Our Hands Up to You – Wa chet ḵ'ayáchtntumi

Indigenous, Sculpture Indigenous, Sculpture Indigenous, Sculpture
Artist: Broomfield, Jody
Category: Civic
Status: Existing
Sponsor: City of North Vancouver


At the Bewicke Avenue entrance to the trail, Jody Broomfield has created a bright red gateway feature entitled, We Hold Our Hands Up to You – Wa chet ḵ'ayáchtntumi.  Designed to welcome trail users as they enter onto the traditional Squamish Village of Eslh7ah, the sculpture features a pair of hands held in an upright position, to symbolize a traditional Salish welcoming gesture that is often used as a show of respect towards others


Spirit Trail (at Bewicke Ave)

Painted Metal

About the artist:
Jody Broomfield was born in North Vancouver and now resides on the traditional village of Xwemelch'stn (Homulchesan) in West Vancouver, BC. A full time artist since 1999, Jody has observed and studied the Salish Art Form intensively. He employs many mediums, including wood, etched glass, metal and clothing, to create beautiful masks, panels, carved doors and house posts as well as an array of paintings, prints and jewellery.