carving • jewelry • cultural teachings
Tawx'sin Yexwulla / Poolx'tun
(Squamish / Scottish)
Aaron Nelson-Moody / Tawx'sin Yexwulla is a Squamish First Nation educator who has worked to preserve Coast Salish art and culture He works within his own community educational structure, and shares important traditions of intercultural connection in public schools, and through community engagement projects.
His work on projects in various media include large scale wood carvings such as houseposts and canoes, down to smaller silver jewelry engraving and repousse pieces. He studied with and was lucky to work alongside the acclaimed Xwalacktun / Rick Harry, who is a wood and stone sculpture, jeweller, and teacher.
Since 1995 he has worked with community groups and students sharing traditional teachings here in Canada, Japan, and Scotland.
Besides working on commission in woodcarving, and precious metal jewelry Aaron also runs workshops which include:
• truth and reconciliation discussions
• storytelling & Indigenous content
• drum making/jewelry making/ woodcarving