The mask is made out of local birch wood and recycled coper, which is the traditional material being use for our inland Dena people. The fur is bison fur.
A long time ago, bison lived in the Yukon and in my language we call them Lakaih meaning – the one with the hump.
With the grizzly mask I honour my grandfather Shorty Johns, who walked with the grizzly.
A long time ago people where connected to all that is around us including the stars and my grandfather was a very spiritual man.
Grizzly Bear in Kaska – Glazah’