Local artist performs for Olympic crowds

Photo: Garry Oker (right) performs at the Four Host Nations’ Aboriginal Pavilion on Sunday night, while other musicians play on – Courtesy of Motion Media.



By Christine Rumleskie



A local artist and past chief gave visitors to Vancouver a unique perspective on Northeastern B.C. on Sunday as part of the Olympic cultural celebrations.

Garry Oker, of the Doig River First Nation, showcased a multimedia presentation at the Four Host Nations’ Aboriginal Pavilion in Vancouver on Sunday evening.

The show included a video presentation of Oker’s artwork, along with video footage of the Northeast.

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Oker’s presentation involved other artists, who incorporated various forms of traditional music.

Oker says more than ten thousand people have visited the Aboriginal Pavilion since it opened last week.