If the Haida wish, a totem pole may soon return home

Perhaps one of the most photographed totem poles in the world, the one which until recent times was found outside the Jasper, Alberta railway station, could soon be returned to the Islands from which it came.

Parks Canada has begun discussions with the Council of Haida Nations to see if they wish for the return of the pole dating back to the 1870’s and known as the Jasper Raven Pole. It is believed to have been created by the Masset carver Simeon Stiltla, who passed away in 1883, he was a renowned artist on Haida Gwai, part of what has been described as the golden age of Haida art…

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