Survivors Totem Pole

Tim Vo Totem poles undergoing carving and on display

An example of totem poles being carved
(Photo: Tim Vo / CC, Flickr)

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Skundaal is a carver. She is Haida and Coast Salish.

She is carving a special totem pole. The log is 980 years old.
It will honour survivors from the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.
A survivor is someone who has had a difficult life but has remained strong.

The totem pole will be raised in Fall 2014. There will be a great ceremony.
It will be a symbol for community and strength.

Money is being raised for the project. People can donate money to help.
You can watch the video about the totem pole on this website.
You can also donate on the website.

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