Gathering of the Carvers
by Vanessa L. DeBourguignon
August 22, 2004
I am so proud of what my Mother,
Nyna Fleury, has done for the Totem Pole Carvers Convention and
the Warming of the hands ceremony. She has always been an inspiration
to me; and for me to be able to log onto a website from my hometown,
Ketchikan AK, and see my mother doing what she loves best, which
is making everyone happy and making everyone a part of something
great, makes me smile.
I knew that when she took that
first trip to Japan with the other Natives, that something wonderful
would come out of it; and it did. Not only is it going to be
the LARGEST Totem Pole Carving convention of all time but there
are supporters all around the world that dedicate themselves
to preserving the culture.
Right now I am attending the
University of Phoenix studying business relations. I still have
three years left of studying but I will be home shortly thereafter.
I wish I could be there with her and I hope to see updates on
this website! I now have it saved to my computer.
Overall, I want my mom to know
just how much our family is proud of her and wish her all the
best for the next few weeks during the carving.
Vanessa L. DeBourguignon
Sacramento, CA - USA
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