tlakwa, Art Thompson

…telling my story

I am an Indigenous Woman, I come from two strong parents. Chieftainship lineage throughout all family branches. My name is Tlaa’kwa Hul’puulth, Copper Moon.


Based on the true story of the groundbreaking Supreme court case, Arthur Ivan Thompson vs. The Queen of England In Right of Canada, 511. His experience in the Alberni Indian Residential School and the Nanaimo Indian Hospital.

Harpoon Rock

The romantic tale of the Harpoon Rock and Thunderbird. Coast Salish legend tells of a harpoon hunter who selfishly hunts for himself; Thunderbird decides to teach a lesson of humility and greed.