About Our Wolf Symbol

Symbol was created as a gift in 1992

The late Nuu-chah-nulth artist and carver, Art Thompson, from the Ditidaht First Nation located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island created the now-familiar "she wolf" symbol in October 1992 for BC Hydro.

His initiation into the Tlukwalla or Wolf Society, and the significance of the wolf in Nuu-chah-nulth culture, influenced his decision to choose this design for BC Hydro.

The distinguishing feature of the female wolf is the hole (circle) in the bottom lip, inspired by the labrets, or lip plugs, Nuu-chah-nulth women traditionally wore in their lower lips.

On March 30, 2003, Art passed away at the age of 54, bringing to a close a remarkable career that has touched the lives not only of those at BC Hydro, but throughout the province, across the country and around the world.

Learn more about Art Thompson on the Spirit Wrestler Gallery website