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Jaalen Edenshaw - Gwaii Haanas Legacy Pole

It is being carved from ancient red cedar -- a 42 foot high totem pole -- to commemorate the coming-together of the Haida Nation with the government of Canada 20 years ago -- to preserve the land now called Gwaii Haanas.

Haida head carver Jaalen Edenshaw created the design for the Gwaii Haanas Legacy Pole. It will be erected in the region later this year - the first pole to be raised there in 130 years.

You can hear that conversation with Jaalen Edenshaw after the 8:00 am news on Saturday.

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