Elder Carol Bear

Carol Bear (Laichkwiltach)

Carol Bear is a matriarch from Laichkwiltach Nation, Ahwahoo Tribe, Klamatoo in Campbell River. Her traditional name is Kwin-kwa-kyola-gum — named after hereditary Chief's copper. As part of the government’s commitment to reconciliation, Carol has been asked to teach her customs, traditions, language, culture and history, and to share with or anyone who wishes to learn. Carol sings and drums, makes doll-size button blankets and native peg dolls, performs storytelling, studies and paints rocks, makes drumsticks, among other passions and interests. 

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