Kitkatla Spring

$770.00 CAD

Kitkatla Spring is a limited edition print or serigraph from 1993 with an edition size of 250, by Roy Henry Vickers, First Nations Artist from the Pacific Northwest Coast.

"As a Lach Klan (Kitkatla) member, I am connected by a slim thread to an ancient culture. The Tsimshian culture was developed many centuries prior to European contact. The society that existed at the time of contact with Europeans was complex and sophisticated. The artistic expression of my ancestors was equal to any that has been in the history of man. The village of Kitkatla existed prior to the pyramids of Egypt and continues today in an unbroken habituation of some five thousand years or more.

During my life, I have witnessed a cultural genocide and it's effects on our modern-day civilization. The gradual erosion of traditional values, our spiritual, physical and intellectual relationship to our land. I remember the half dozen or so totems that still stood in the village of my childhood. I can still feel an emotional memory, the sense of community. I recall the sharing of meat by the hunters and fisherman, the first electric generator, oil stoves and heaters, the first social assistance or welfare cheques from the Department of Indian Affairs, food allowance, television and the time when aboriginals were first allowed to buy liquor, the breakdown of the family structure and a continuing legacy of abuse and rise of alcoholism.
The generations of abuse have spawned a group of people who are dependent on a dominant culture and paternalistic Department of Indian Affairs. I see today a growing minority who have had enough of abuse and its effects. There is a growing number of people who are striving for and living in recovery. People who are facing the generations of co-dependence, who are reclaiming their identity, their sense of belonging, self-worth and freedom.

Our long winter of discontent is over and, like the new life that comes each Spring, we are learning to live anew. We can live in the joy and pain of recovery. We will learn to be responsible for ourselves and our land. We are learning to be responsible in our inherent right to govern our destiny. We are realizing the tremendous wealth of human resource that we are as aboriginal people of Canada. We are becoming aware of the importance of our contribution to the world in which we live.

These works of Kitkatla Winter and Kitkatla Spring are symbolic of no longer running from the past, but embracing it and being in the here and now. And so it is to move from Winter into Spring."

This serigraph is from April 1993 and is signed in original by the artist. The print has never been framed and is in mint condition. The image size is 18 inches or close to 46 centimeters wide and 24 inches or a little under 61 centimeters high. The print size is 28 inches or 71 centimeters high and 22 inches or close to 56 centimeters wide.

* Colours of artwork may not be exactly as on screen.

Unless otherwise indicated above, the price for this item includes shipping to Canada and the continental USA. Please email us at for a quote to have the item shipped outside continental North America.

Shipping Information

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Free shipping to the USA and Canada.

The Shipping times mentioned below are estimates for orders that we have in our inventory and are not guaranteed . Shipping to the USA or other international locations may be delayed due to national customs organizations, especially now due to the COVID-19 impact. These delays are not included in the shipping estimates mentioned and are out of our control.

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Custom orders or orders for items that we don’t have in our inventory, or don’t have the exact size in stock, will take longer. It usually takes 2 – 4 weeks depending on the individual item and artist, to have individual items carved. Custom orders may take somewhat longer.

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- delays from customs inspection.

- import duties and taxes which buyers must pay.

- brokerage fees payable at the point of delivery.

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Regular Shipping:

We usually use Canada Post services without tracking information for our regular shipping option. The delivery standards for surface/air shipping are usually 2 - 9 business days (Canada), 5 - 12 business days (USA), 6 - 35 business days (Europe) and 6-35 business days to the other continents. If your shipping address is remote, delivery times may increase. These delivery standards are estimates and are not guaranteed.

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Return/Refund Policy

Returns / Cancellation of Custom Orders

If for some reason you are not 100 percent satisfied with the piece of art received, please contact us before you return it. We offer you the opportunity to return it, if you inform us within the first five days after delivery, that you would like to return it. 

This offer is under the condition that it is not a custom order, it was not worn, it is in the same condition it was originally shipped and we are informed about the return, before it is shipped back. We will send you a return confirmation.

Custom orders or personalized artwork (with personal message/engraving) are not returnable. Down payments for custom orders are also not refundable, if the artwork has been started.

If you return the item / items from outside of Canada, make sure you specify on the description for customs that it is a return, as well as that the item is made in Canada.

After receiving the returned piece of art, we will refund the full purchase price minus the actual shipping costs and any customs and/or brokerage fees we were charged. Customs and brokerage fees can usually be evaded if you return your purchase with your national postal service. Using FedEx, UPS or any other private shipping company will often lead to customs and/or brokerage fees.

We do accept that for Christmas gifts bought in November and December, the delivery date for our return policy will be December 25th, instead of the actual date your order is delivered. Please contact us on or before December 30th, if you would like to return or exchange your purchase.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Refunds (if applicable)

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. If everything is ok, we will also notify you of your refund.

If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.

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Exchanges (if applicable)

We only replace items if they are defective or damaged at delivery. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at and send your item to:

Spirits of the West Coast Art Gallery, 2926 Back Road, Courtenay, British Columbia, V9N 9G9, Canada. 


To return your product, you should mail your product to:

Spirits of the West Coast Art Gallery, 2926 Back Road, Courtenay, British Columbia, V9N9G9, Canada

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the original cost of shipping it to you will be deducted from your refund.

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If you return the item / items from outside of Canada, make sure you specify on the description for customs that it is a return, as well as that the item is made in Canada.

We can't guarantee that we will receive your returned item.