Weeping Cedar Woman – Protest Piece

“To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men.”

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox

My Uncle Godfrey carved this huge sculpture, called Kle Pil Kanimskit, or Weeping Cedar Woman around 1984 in Tofino. Her breasts are frogs and her tears spill in columns to the ground. One hand is raised in the universal gesture Stop. The other hand points down at the ground. Stop the destruction of the Earth she silently pleads, admonishes, reminds. The Weeping Cedar Woman stood in Tofino’s bay where a historic protest of thousands rallied to prevent the logging of Meares Island where some of BC’s oldest trees stand.

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I posted a photo of this sculpture today in honour of the World’s first coordinated protest against GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms), also known as the March Against Monsanto.

The deeperside blog aims to exemplify companies and systems and people doing the right thing. Standing up for our right to know what is in our food is not *just* the right thing to do…

It’s downright exemplary!

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