Ts’uts’umutl Luke Marston statue unveiled in Stanley Park

May 1, 2015 | Arts and Culture

In partnership with the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, and the City of Vancouver, Coast Salish master carver Ts’uts’umutl Luke Marston unveiled his long-awaited statue in Stanley Park this past weekend. 

Mayor Robertson attended the presentation of the statue, which celebrates the history of Vancouver’s diverse community and is a symbol of reconciliation with First Nations communities—the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh—for whom Stanley Park and much of the city form part of their traditional territories. 

Marston, a highly-accomplished Coast Salish carver and member of Vancouver Island’s Stz’uminus First Nation, is the great-great grandson of Portuguese Joe Silvey and Kwatleematt of the Sechelt First Nation, who are both depicted in the statue.