Telling It Like It Is

by David Goatley

Chief Charlie Mason of the Kitsasoo/Xai’xais First Nation stands in traditional garb in front of a totem pole.

About Telling It Like It Is

Medium: Oil on canvas
92 x 76 cm


Raincoast’s highest hopes for this painting were to find a buyer that would like to see it reside in the Kitasoo/Xai’xais coastal nation of Klemtu.

On 13 June 2016, at a special feast of traditional foods, and on behalf of Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Ng Ariss Fong Lawyers of Vancouver, the painting was presented to the Kitasoo/Xai’xais Nation, at the village of Klemtu, BC.

  • Art for an Oil-Free Coast

    This work was created as part of the Art for an Oil-Free Coast project. The artist has generously donated this piece to Raincoast. All proceeds support our Oil-Free Coast campaign.

Telling It Like It Is