METRO NEWS Vancouver – April 23, 2016

Metro VancouverVancouver aboriginal hotel a ‘place of transformation’ for artist-in-residence

An artist-in-residence at Vancouver’s Skwachàys Lodge is praising the aboriginal hotel and gallery as “a place of transformation.”Every morning, Jonathan Erickson of the Nak’azdli and Kitwanga First Nations wakes up, grabs a coffee from the Tim Horton’s across the street and returns to his apartment in the 31 West Pender St. building. There, he sits for hours at his desk and perfects his craft — silver and gold jewelry carving. Sometimes he paints. View article…