Williams, John T.
John T. Williams (1960 - 2010) was a member of the Nuu-chah-Nulth First Nations. He was a well known and very well liked Master artist, designing and carving his totem poles for many years downtown in
The event, which occurred on the eve of what would have been Williams’ 52nd birthday, followed Native tradition, with the pole carried to its final destination amid singing and dancing to drums. “I put all my heart and soul into it, but I’m not going to take credit for it, because it wasn’t just me,” said Rick Williams, the deceased carver’s brother.
Rick Williams, one of the project’s main carvers, said of his brother’s shooting, “They took something beautiful; let’s give