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Centuries old red cedar log delivered to Port Alberni to be carved for UN International Year of Indigenous Languages – CHEK News

March 13, 2019

A massive red cedar tree log set to be transformed in honour of the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages was on the move Wednesday on Vancouver Island.

The 800-year-old tree chosen for the 70-foot pole was delivered to the Port Alberni Maritime Heritage Society’s Discovery Centre in the late afternoon.

That’s where renowned Nuu- Chah-Nulth carver Tim Paul will get to work transforming it into the First Nations Education Foundation Language Revitalization Pole.

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