Finger Puppets have been used in the education system and in human development and therapy classes for many years now.

In 2018 I was approached by a company called Plush Toys located in Surrey B.C. about designing stuffed animals for the retail gift market.

I suggested designing finger puppets to go with my education books published by Strong Nations Publishers in Nanaimo B.C.

We now have a large collection of puppets that can be interacted with a canoe and a longhouse carry case.

All the collection have been well received at home and in the school class rooms across Canada and used for role playing, lesson teaching and complimenting the book collection that features the characters.

I will also be featuring them in my Story Journeys with my granddaughter Trinity on video download with a paid membership.

Drum Therapy and Design?

It’s always good to have a backup job, maybe even a useful trade.

I love my art career and all the various creative outlets I have, but of course neither are among the necessary needs in life, like income security.

Young people it’s wise to have some kind of trade in life, even if you hate it.

Or how hard it is to comprehend a manual labour job.

Based upon our economic history, we are headed for another big crash. It’s already affected my art career three times in since I started my Native art career in 1982.

Now I’m a drum therapist designer. Drumming up a new clientele that are interested in living a better life and healing through drum vibes.

And yes I would love to design a copper healing bracelet for you too.

Best advice I can give you tonight-

Work hard at keeping healthy and live without regrets.

And always be greatful to our Great Creator for blessing us with the Journey of Life, in preparation for a wonderful new world.

Good night and thanks for reading


I’ve been dealing with shingles for over 3 months now. I thought it was going away a couple weeks ago, hoped anyways. Never had them before but I have been detoxing heavy metals from my body, right up into my skull, so I just figured the virus affects were the continued necessity to detox.

Then when the rashes on my lower spine spread into my left hip and started to burn itch then bubble I thought I had been bitten by a spider or a tick. But that carried on up my spine and into my brain. Causing higher screeching of my already existing tinnitus, in my left ear.-do some research on it, it will be a real ear opener.- and so many people have it and there is no cure, for serious tinnitus anyway.

Whole other lecture on that topic…so my brain went foggy and so did my eyesight and I was feeling faint all the time, and I got terrible insomnia. All from the chicken pox virus when I was 9 years old.

Main cause was a battered immune system and leaky gut, and too much hard work and play. I was having a great summer, then a move and workshop rebuild. Merry Xmas and a tough start to 2020. Add in some relationship stress and lots of time trying to sleep and trying to strengthen my immune system. Yes cloudy brain really didn’t help matters either. Lots that going around because of dirty EMFs.

Look it up please, I’m not that in love with typing, I’m an artist by passion and necessity from birth.


Rain Barrel Affect written by Dr.Stephan Cabral

I’m all about researching almost everything that can ail or kill a human being, what else can you be doing when you can’t function and are bed ridden? So I now know how deadly heavy metal poisoning is, and is the main cause of cancers of all kinds, and that pesky little parasites love to build their homes in it, all throughout out our organs and bones, anywhere in your body.

I choose to take the costly natural path for most part, plus we have access to so much information on the internet, that you can almost eliminate doctors, if you want to work hard to understand the true healing capabilities of your brain, stomach and ultimately for whole body. Or you can pay for expensive pharmaceuticals.


So finally I realized that I had shingles, just after having some blood tests, zyto scans and iridology. Love all this new technology and not sitting in a doctor’s office to get another prescription.

I can’t sleep on my sides at the best of time, the rash goes from my lower spine out down my hip, burning and sharp pains. And a head that won’t shut off. Rest is all you want in your body and your head.

Sleeping pills weren’t working for for than a couple hours. Then I discovered UDream, and then they took it off the market. What a surprise hey? Because it worked better than sleeping pills, and it was all natural.

So I could go on whining about this latest health issue and I know heavy metal poisoning and other health issues are worse, so it’s important to be thankful for everything and everyday, because I know it could be worse.


Some who have got the vaccinations have still got the virus, so there is no guarantee you won’t get it, especially since you had the chiickpox virus that never left your body. And a vaccine is another mystery substance that big pharma has created with substances that are for more questionable than the mystery substance they say is in UDream.

Most importantly keep your immune system strong and be super respectful to your gut and brain. Less booze, stress and if you’re over 50 take a good digestive enzyme with every meal, especially with lunch and dinner.

Lots of water, add lemon and ginger in the morning especially, and start the day with a great full meal raw smoothie, like may daughter Reanna taught me. A Cabral shake I think she calls it.

Try to rest, it’s usually all you feel like doing anyway but really macho people? Take a break and rest it out, hopefully it’s through the winter. It sucks more to have rashes and brain fog in the heat of summer.

Oh and the rash does not react well to saunas and hot salt baths. Found that out after the fact. Apply cold packs when trying to lay down for rest and sleep. Take tons of vitamin B12, manuka honey works well in your mouth and on the rashes.

Thankfully I didn’t get the rash on my face and into my eye. It can blind your eye and hurts even more there. No cures just band aids to help you ride it out. You can train your brain to deal with the pain. Or use drum beat therapy or PEMF treatments, which works great for the nerve irritation of the varicella-zoster virus, or chickenpox / shingles virus.

One title would be sufficient for this virus, like Be Gone Faster Virus would work.

Hope you never get it, and I hope it never comes back. Mostly I hope this corona virus doesn’t get as bad as Bill Gates predicted it will. Every other virus won’t compare to the scare of it, mainly to get the masses to receive the universal vaccine. They say it will protect us from all viruses. Or not. Do you trust Them?

Do your research and try to stay strong and ready for what’s coming.

Self photo by Candice Helin

Love Raven’s Memorial Bench

If you are interested in a personal memorial bench or just a Love Bench for your home entrance way send me a message and I will send you a quote.

I worked on a special red cedar project with Protection Island wood crafter Mat Colleret, Two Ravens memorial bench for our dear friend Roger.

Fully hand carved by myself with copper accents and beautiful bench crafting by Mat. Retail cost start at $7500.

Drum Therapy and Wellness Program



I have some wonderful news about a new project that I have been working on, with a fitness company in Qualicum Beach.

Our project will be focussing on fitness, cultural awareness and over health and wellness through Tsimshian tribal dance and drumming.

We will be offering weekly drumming fitness and wellness programs by the hour, for families and individuals of all ages, as well as pre-booking for our exciting four day retreats.

Basic classes will focus on drumming and fitness for all levels, and the retreats will consist of all aspects of drumming, stretching, healing, drum making and design painting.

We are planning wonderful Tsimshian meals and snacks, along with advice from our health and wellness coach, estetics and jade stone massage services.

Another highlight for next season will be a canoe journey in our new dugout cedar canoe, using paddles made at the retreat facility.

So much to experience and share.

You can contact me at or text me at 250–240–1007 for more information.

I will be sharing drumming and wood carving at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre until November. Hope to see you there.



All logo designs can be commissioned for non profit use only or for reproduction a copyright purchase with guidelines can be negotiated.

Copyright ownership costs start at $1000. for branding and identity purposes.

Private Client Logo

We offer complete logo designing services for any type of business.

Bill Helin specializes in Northern Style Aboriginal designs and has been approached many times to incorporate Native design with non traditional elements.

We look forward to discussing your branding ideas.


In my Tsimshian culture animal Life Crests are very important visual representations of Tribal Clans, which are bloodline connected from birth through our Mothers. In this day and age there has been a break down of the protected bloodline tradition so that to maintain the traditional practice it has to be done through adoptions and tribunal committee agreements.

My Mother is Norwegian but wasn’t adopted traditionally so I have carried my Grandmothers Life Crest on my Tsimshian side of the Family, which of course is my Fathers Aboriginal side, making my Clan Crest as the Raven.

Choose Your Life Crest

First you can choose an animal or design topic that will represent you as an engraved symbol on your jewelry. You can also use family Coat of Arms or logo designs, but I encourage you to be unique about your symbols.

Most of my clients choose their favorite animals and sometime they will choose two. I recommend no more than three for a Love Ring and 1/2″ bracelets.

Secondly I will send your concept via e-mail and you can review it and give me your insights and further ideas, if any.

Thirdly I will start the metal preparation and apply your design and then hand engrave it into the precious metal.

Eagle Bracelet Design


I call it an adoption when my clients request one of my Tsimshian Tribal Designs for their Life Crests.

Most people respectfully understand that these designs are passed on from many generations of Tribal use and they want to share in the true respect of the tribal and family ownership of some of the designs.

Most of the designs I create are newly inspired just for my clients, as I want everyone to have an original concept for their special occassion and investment.

No adoption papers are needed just my permission by design. I give you permission to wear my originally created design for you no matter what traditional Tsimshian animals you choose.

“I am thankful for your interest in my wearable art and look forward to our creative journey”. Bill Helin

HISTORY OF VALENTINES DAY- A tradition of love?

There are so many gifts of love given on the February Love Day, and so many ways of expressing love and kindness towards mates, friends, teachers and love partners all over the world. This is another profitable day for most retailers but like most common holidays and celebrations, there is a startling education from historical records.


Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate romance and love and kissy-face fealty. But the origins of this festival of candy and cupids are actually dark, bloody — and a bit muddled.

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A drawing depicts the death of St. Valentine — one of them, anyway. The Romans executed two men by that name on Feb. 14 of different years in the 3rd century A.D.Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Though no one has pinpointed the exact origin of the holiday, one good place to start is ancient Rome, where men hit on women by, well, hitting them.

NOTE: That last segment is open to further online research if you are still curious. My apologies for tainting a special day in the eyes of many.


“I promise that I will always create love treasures with the most pure of a Christian heart as I can honestly proclaim to do. I have created thousands of unique Love Gifts for my wonderful clients and always will continue to do so.

Even though I do not practice any holidays or events that are non-Christian, according to Jehovah’s Holy words in the bible, I do respect others privacy and beliefs, and respectfully love to create Love Gifts and Treasures at any time.” BHelin


I was reading an article today about one of my favorite precious metals, Copper. It was the first metal that I experimented with hand engraving tools that belonged to another Tsimshian artist in Prince Rupert, a daunting experience to say the least. That was a couple of years before my fishing boat accident that lead me in the direction of the Ksan Indian Art School in Hazelton BC.

After the year 1980 I had 6 months of native art, design, tool making and carving wood at Ksan, taught by master carvers from the Tsimshian and Gitksan Nations of Northern BC. Truly a blessing to have such a wonderful variety of teachings that surprisingly captivated all of my creative interests, except for wood carving, which was a much slower creative process than I like, which is why I gravitated to engraving precious metals.

Excerpt from an Internet Article

Written by Michael Jessimy

Copper health benefits includes protecting cognitive function, promoting immune function, supporting bone density, relieving arthritis, supporting growth and development, aiding production of melanin, helps with faster skin healing, supports iron absorption, aiding digestion, slowing down aging process, boosting energy, supporting thyroid function, protection against heart diseases, fighting cancer, and improving blood circulation.

There are many other amazing uses for this metal that are very surprising to most people, mainly because Platinum,Gold and Silver are the most popular metals used for making jewelry.

Just because of it’s pricing it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is of a lower importance and value to us as humans and the common useage in everyday life, wires and cables, untensils, jewelry and bowls and plates etc.

It is a very versatile metal that carries an natural ionic charge that can kills germs and viruses, this makes it a very important metal for our own health protection.

Copper Bracelet with Eagle and Hummingbird Designs hand engraved

I’m not going to get carried away with all the other benefits, it’s all very easily found on line but my main purpose in writing this was to share my own experience using this wonderful metal. I have made many jewelry items such as bracelets and pendants, I also made numerous large masks to add to my wood carving projects.

I pounded heated and carved it, then polished it up all nice and shiny. It was great for hammering in three dimensions because it could handle tons of heat, used for making it softer after extensive hammering. For more info on the 3-D hammering process, called Repousse’, please read my other blog about it.

I believe that copper jewelry will become even more popular once people understand just how beneficial it is for healing and good health. It can even protect you from the harmful wifi and micro wave that is coming from the new G-5 technology. Check out all the programs on youtube and many articles exposing the dangers of all the cloud and microwave technology put into our world with scary results. All intensional attacks on humanity. Again do your research and wake up to the attack on humanity.

Culturally in my Tsimshian history the copper shield was the most important and valuable possession of our chiefs. It came from a river in our territory where it was extracted and pounded into small shields and painted and sometimes carved, after iron tools were introduced to the artists in the early 1700s.
It’s mind boggling to see some of the artifacts that are rattles and masks made from the virgin copper from that area, and very detailed hammered and engraved. We are very spoiled with the tools and equipment we have to work with these days.