Reconciliation Pole Honouring a Time Before, During and After Canada’s Indian Residential Schools

Installed on April 1, Reconciliation Pole is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. This 800-year-old red cedar tree was shipped from the island of Haida Gwaii and carved under the direction of master carver and hereditary chief, 7idansuu (Edenshaw), James Hart with the helping hands of Gwaliga Hart, John Brent Bennett, Brandon Brown, Jaalen Edenshaw, Derek White, Leon Ridley and late son Carl Hart, all of the Haida Nation of Haida Gwaii. The pole joins the UBC Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, located between the Koerner Library and Barber Learning Centre, in assuring that the history of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools and what they represent in our larger history will not be forgotten. Visit the pole at its location on the UBC campus at the intersection of Main Mall and Agronomy Road.