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Northwest Community College grad carves totem for his community

 






Nathan Wilson, a 2012 graduate from NWCC’s Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art, was at the center of a totem pole raising ceremony in Kitimat on November 20. Hundreds of community members joined Mount Elizabeth Middle Secondary School (MEMSS) to witness the raising of a pole created by Wilson. People from the Beaver, Eagle, Raven and Blackfish Haisla Clans, including over 30 chiefs, were present. Wilson is a member of the Blackfish Clan and moved to Kitamaat Village as a young adult. He considers the community his second home, as many generations of his relatives have lived there until today.

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