File consists of photographs documenting the final stage of log preparation for the creation of the Native Education Centre pole by Norman Tait and crew. At the beginning of the file images depict the carvers making their finishing tools, including small single handed adzes and curved knives. This stage involves the carvers adding all the finishing details, such as teeth and eyelids, to the figures. It also includes the raising of the pole during a ceremony given by the Native Education Centre. The textual info is in WHERE THE PEOPLE GATHER or paperback TOTEM POLE CARVING.
Interviewees include: Jim Hart (2 tapes) Dorothy Grant Terry Starr Susan Point (re: [Time]) Norman Tait Alexander Peters Rita Barnes (re: feast dishes MOA's Great Hall, 2 Dec. 2002) Glen Tallio Robert Davidson Dempsey Bob (2 tapes) William White (2 tapes) Stolo Doreen Jensen Richard Sumner (28 January 1997) David Gladstone Tim Paul Richard Hunt (re: Shark mask) Cryl Carpenter Russell Smith Bill Reid Leona Sparrow Alfred Scow