Chinook is proud to announce collaboration with traditional artist Mulidzas Curtis Wilson. Curtis designs elements of the chinookpetroleum.com website in the traditional West Coast Ligwilda’xw style.
Mulidzas is the traditional name handed to Curtis Wilson during a family Potlatch held in 2001. Curtis was born, raised and currently lives in Campbell River. His family comes from the four corners of the Kwakwaka’wakw territory: Axwamees (Wakeman Sound), Wei Wai Kai (Cape Mudge), Ba’as (Blunden Harbour) and Wei Wai Kum (Campbell River). Curtis utilizes many of the techniques and styles from each of his ancestors and relatives in his carvings, drawings and artistic creations. In learning the old styles of his grandfather and the new styles of his uncles and cousins, Curtis continues to develop a unique style of his own.
The Sea Otter symbolizes resourcefulness, friendship and peace. In West Coast legends, Otter is the giver of great fortunes and a protector of family. The Otter is emphatic, graceful, happy and has infinite curiosity.
The Raven is the cultural focus of Northwest Coast People. The Raven symbolizes creation and knowledge, as well as transformation. The Raven is a long distance healer and a revealer of truth.
In Native American tradition, the Beaver symbolizes the ability to be productive and to expand one’s options through determination and use of all available resources. The Beaver is a builder, a creator and a hard worker that cooperates with others in harmony to see the job done.