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Outdoor Pole Walk (In-person)

In this 90-minute program, students will tour the poles that stand outside on MOA’s grounds overlooking the Salish Sea. An introduction to the life cycle of poles from tree cutting, to carving and painting, to pole raising is presented through contemporary photographs. Students will study different tools, features and functions of Musqueam, Haida, and Kwakwaka’wakw poles through guided observation and hands-on interaction with tools and materials. Students will become familiar with various styles and imagery carved on house, frontal, memorial and mortuary poles.

To book this program, please submit a booking request.