One of the most exciting events during my time on Haida Gwaii was the Pole Raising in June 2001. Six wonderful - as well as huge - poles carved out of red cedar were raised in honor of the six old villages: Skidegate, Cumshewa, Skedans, Tanu, Chattl, and Nistints.
I took some pictures of the Pole Raising in order to remember it better. Since I only had a traditional camera at that time, not a digital one, I just photographed all the old paper photos with my digital camera to make them more portable and shareable. Unfortunately, the quality of the 'pictures of the pictures' is sometimes a bit poor. Sorry. If I ever have time, I will scan the original photos to make the digital pictures better.
Please note that these pictures are private pictures and for personal use only.