L-R: Stewart Steinhauer stands by his sculpture Mother Bear Prays for Earth Healing alongside Chamber of Commerce executive director Tom Thomson, city councillor Bob Adams and Howie Ross. The sculpture was set down in Railtown on National Aboriginal Day. Photo: Tyler Harper

Mother Bear returns to Nelson

Stewart Steinhauer’s sculpture was placed in front of the CP Rail Station

Nelson received a special gift to commemorate National Aboriginal Day.

Cree sculptor Stewart Steinhauer was in town Wednesday to oversee the installation of his sculpture Mother Bear Prays For Earth Healing outside The Station in Railtown.

Steinhauer also sang a Cree song alongside several RCMP officers, local businessman and friend Howie Ross, Chamber of Commerce executive director Tom Thomson and city councillor Bob Adams.

Two smaller versions of Mother Bear were previously installed in the same spot but were purchased by and moved to the University of Alberta earlier this year.