The Oscar Maltipi Totem Pole is a beautiful colourful totem pole showing many animals including the mythical Thunderbird and a killer whale.
This plaque says:
OSCAR MALTIPI POLE
FIRST NATIONS ORIGIN STORIES TELL OF THE ANIMALS AND supernatural beings who helped found family lineages. These stories are celebrated in songs, dances, and totem pole carvings. Kwakwaka'wakw artist Oscar Maltipi carved this pole in 1968. Originally from Turnour Island, Maltipi trained at the Royal BC Museum under artist and teacher Henry Hunt
The picture caption says: Dancers from Alert Bay celebrate raising the new Wakas pole at Stanley Park, 1987.
On the left is an illustration of the totem pole showing that at the top is the Thunderbird and below is the Killer Whale.
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