Sep 13, 2017 - National Geographic Sea Bird
Walking on boardwalks and green paths lined with clamshells on the island of SGang Gwaay, we were led by watchmen on a journey into the past. This is a sacred and spiritual place. SGang Gwaay is the only example in the world of a traditional northwest coast First Nations village site with standing poles. House pits with corner posts still intact set the scene as we learned about the Haida way of life and family structure. Bright sunlight illuminated intricate carvings on memorial poles that have survived fire, wind, and rain; emphasizing the great skill necessary to create lasting works of art.
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