MISHIIKEN by Lucia Laford

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Artist's Name: Lucia Laford

Paddle Title: “Mishiiken”

Meaning of Paddle Design: 8 species of Native turtles live in Ontario, 3 are endangered. The spiny softshell, wood and spotted turtles are depicted on the paddle as a reminder of their sacredness and as a call to protect these 3 species.

Lucia has provided a signed Certificate of Authenticity.

Funding Project: Net proceeds from the sale of Lucia's paddle will be directed towards the support of the Wet'suwet'en, who are defending their unceded territory in British Columbia from the Coastal Gas Link (CGL) pipeline.

Paddle Wood: Cherry

Paddle Style: Beavertail

Paddle Grip: Standard – 3.75” / 9.5 cm

Paddle Length: 60" / 152.5 cm.

Paddle Condition: New

Paddle Bonus: On the reverse side of the paddle are the two engravings as shown on our signature Paddles of Peace.

Paddle Accessory: The paddle includes a canoe shaped vertical wall mount paddle holder.

Photograph Location: At the edge of the St. Marys River in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Short Artist Biography: Lucia Laford is an Indigenous artist from Sault Ste. Marie. She paints in a woodland style that was handed down to her from her father.