I have been looking on the internet for information and background on this native custom. I had not heard of this and so along with many others I am trying to learn about this tradition and its’significance.
It is worth Googling “Breaking the Copper’and aslo looking on ‘You Tube’ . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Chief Beau Dick ‘Breaking the The Copper’ On the Steps of the Legislature (Video)