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CONTRIBUTION · 17th September 2010
Terrace Daily
It was a monumental celebration as a historic day unfolded with the raising of totem poles for the first time in over 125 years in Kitselas. Hundreds gathered to witness this event outside the Gitaus administration building.

This milestone event signified a return of culture and greatness that was once stripped from First Nations people.

Regardless of creed or colour, volunteers showed their strength as they grabbed hold of the ropes and raised the first pole as though they were embodied by the spirits of the elders.

Tears dropped as the pole was raised. The magnificent carvings of Stan Bevan were revealed, as it made its way up towards the sky.

Later in the day two smaller poles were erected in Kitselas Canyon.

It was truly a day of honour!

More information on this event to follow


legend
Comment by Noreen Spence on 30th September 2010
Here's a link to the legend Kory.
http://www.kitselas.bc.ca/mythology/beaver.htm
symbolism
Comment by Kory Botz on 17th September 2010
was wondering what the figures on the pole represented? Lots of times they tell a story.