Thursday, 23 August 2012

Totem Poles - TEFL Global Resources

Telling Stories through Totem Poles

Read and listen to this short video approximately 3 minutes long.
Copyright of Charles Kelly

David Boxley describes the meaning of the totem pole for his family and people.  He was brought up under the influence of  Christian missionaries. Once a teacher, he then decided to create and tell stories through totem poles allowing him to express his Tsimshian identity and heritage. Watch him carve and decorate totem poles from red cedar wood with knives, chisels and sandpaper.