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Victoria 2017


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  1. On the grounds of the Parliament Buildings
    stands the “Knowledge Totem Pole,” carved
    by Master Carver Cicero August of the Coast
    Salish. It was erected on February 2, 1990
    to mark the Commonwealth Games in New
    Zealand, and to welcome visitors to the 1994
    Commonwealth Games in Victoria.
    The Totem refers to the oral traditions of
    the Aboriginal people of the northwest
    coast: on top: loon – teacher and interpreter of all
    Aboriginal languages; fisherman – traditional
    way of Aboriginal life; bone player – a game
    played by people who do not share the same
    language; and the frog comes from an old
    mountain story. Together they represent
    lessons of the past and hope for the future. [info from BC Legislature walking tour]


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