The totem pole outside Thunderbird Park in front of the Big House built by Mungo Martin and opened in 1953.
Martin decided to include crest representing four of the Kwakwaka’wakw nations to honour them all.
Thunderbird – a crest of the A’wa’etlala family at Dzawadi, Knight Inlet.
Grizzly Bear holding a Copper, the ancestor of a Kwagu’l family
Grizzly bear in human form
Beaver – an ancestor of Nak’waxda’xw family at Ba’a’s (Blunden Harbour)
Dzunuk’wa – the wild woman of the woods holding her child. A crest of a ‘Namgis family at ‘Yalis (Alert Bay)
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For as long as I can remember I’ve love the mystery and stories told in totem poles!