Grateful beyond words to have been invited to attend a spectacular Totem Pole Unveiling Ceremony at Skawahlook First Nation (Sq’ewa:lxw) in BC. George Price, a Coast Salish wood carver, created this 20 ft-tall Totem Pole from a tree that was 325 years old. The Totem Pole depicts (from top to bottom) watching man, blowing man, a bear holding a sturgeon and an eagle. During the carving process, George generously welcomed members of the public to participate in carving the Pole. The Totem Pole stands next to the Ruby Creek Art Gallery (58611 Lougheed Hwy, Agassiz, BC) where the public can purchase items made by George Price and other Indigenous artists. Congratulations on the creation of such a monumental and enduring legacy for Skawahlook (Sq’ewa:lxw) First Nation.
---- Melanie Lizotte