The Artist/Mentors

Butch Dick

Butch Dick - Songhees Nation

Butch Dick is a local Victoria artist and educator dedicated to creative expression and the wisdom described in traditional culture.

"I thank the ancestors and elders for their stories and the teachings, and this project is an acknowledgement of their endurance and sustainability. I thank those with vision who see beyond time and into the future, as their vision creates reality through awareness and enrichment." - Butch Dick

Darlene Gait

Darlene Gait - Esquimalt Nation

Darlene's paintings and poetry celebrate a deep love for her Coast Salish culture. Her images bring to life the rich traditions and history of the indigenous people of Canada's west coast and express her passion for protecting the environment and natural wildlife. Darlene's work also expresses her beliefs in the oneness of humanity and the beauty of its diversity.

Youth Artists / Collaborative Designers

To date, 11 youth have contributed to the Land & Sea Mural on the Unity Wall. The youth benefitted not only by the summer employment, but also by the mentorship from the two established local First Nations artists. Each team collaborated on a design that reflects traditional South Salish art as well as the individual creative expression of each member.


  • Lightning Snake - Will Morris
  • Frog - Bowashgusin DeLorey-Tully
  • Humming Bird - Bonnie Quaite
  • Dragonfly - Angelica Thomas
  • Owl - Christine White
  • Landscape - Keilah Lukenbill-Williams



  • Squid - Bonnie Quaite
  • Salmon - Jesse Campbell
  • Butterfly - Eddie Thomas
  • Turtle - Loreisa LePine
  • Jellyfish - Adele Green
  • Eagle - Dahlila Charlie




  • School of Herring - Jesse Campbell
  • Wolf - Dahlila Charlie
  • Otter - Natassia Davies
  • Moon - Lindsay Delaronde
  • Sea Serpent, Dzunukwa (Wild Woman) - Brianna Dick
  • Eagle - Loreisa Le Pine
  • Mermaid - Keilah Lukenbill-Williams
  • Sun - Dennis Mills
  • Bear - Nicole Neidhardt

Phase III Painting Team