Klondike Contracting is proud to be working with the Vancouver School Board to install 3 welcome totem poles, which will be erected at the school board district office on West Broadway.
Spurred by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission study by the City of Vancouver a few years ago, the Vancouver School Board has played an active role in planning, developing and initiating a Cultural Carving pavilion Legacy project with the aim of:
- Increasing knowledge, acceptance, empathy, awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal histories, traditions, cultures and contributions among students
- Increasing Aboriginal students’ sense of pride, self-esteem, belonging, place, acceptance and caring in schools.
This collaborative carving project would house Indigenous Carvers brought in from the hosts Nations (Musqueam Indian band and the Squamish First Nation) and will culminate in the unveiling of the welcome posts on National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21.
We are so proud to be a part of this important project as it promotes its goals of national reconciliation: decolonizing Vancouver school properties, highlighting educational reconciliation, ensure gender balance in the artists and poles as well as bringing local customs to bear!