A Nisga’a village in British Columbia came together on the weekend to raise a 10 metre replica totem pole.
The original stands in a university museum.
Sim’oogit La’ay, a house chief of Laxgalts’ap said he’s thankful for the carvers and community for joining to raise the pole.
“I can’t say enough of how beautiful it felt; it was really something to see it moved and to see it begin to come towards where it will rest and where the people will see it and enjoy it,“ said La’ay.
Dozens of people carried the totem pole through the village.
According to the University of British Columbia museum’s website, the original totem pole was washed down river in a severe flood in the 1900s.