In case you missed hearing it in our interview with Skeena Reece, here is the song John Carver from Skeena’s debut album Sweetgrass and Honey. John Carver is an ode to all Native carvers acknowledged or unappreciated.Skeena (Tsimshian, Gitksan, Cree, Metis) in a Vancouver, BC, based multi-disciplinary artist and also the daughter of a carver. In talking about the song, Skeena shared with RPM’s Marika Swan:
I wanted to share how I felt about my dad, the long hours that he put in and the experience of having to see him sell these precious things to non-native people for their entertainment. To put on their walls and not really knowing the passion that goes into it and not really understanding the cultural significance. I wanted to personalize that so that he knew that I knew that he was really special and that what he shared with the world is more than what they could know.
STREAM: Skeena Reece – “John Carver”