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Troy Roberts

Descended from chiefs of the Weiwakum First Nation, Troy began his career as a carver in his early twenties.

Troy Roberts has been immersed in his native cultural heritage since he was a small boy when he learned about the dances and myths of his people under the disciplined guidance of the late Elizabeth Kwaksistala.

He named his company "Changing Tide Creations" to describe how he sees the art from the old generations changing to the visions of the new.

"When a vision comes to me, I put pencil to paper and draw until I am satisfied with what I see. The process of carving has many steps. For example, the right selection of wood is very important. I use red cedar for larger pieces such as masks but I like yellow cedar for rattles, bowls, talking sticks and paddles.

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