Join us for Sunday Brunch on July 2nd!
⚑ Canada 150 Breakfast Sandwich 14
⚑ Chanterelle mushrooms on toast with 2 eggs 18
⚑ Buckwheat wild mushroom crêpes with Parmesan cream 20
⚑ Egg, fries & rabbit sauce 16 add foie gras +4
Walk-ins welcome or Reserve: (519) 821-3359 and email@example.com
Paintings by Emily Carr
Totem poles are a traditional way of telling the stories of First Nation families and clans, and of keeping records of important historical events and cultural beliefs.
The Haida, Tlingit and Tsimshian in BC and southeast Alaska first made totems around 1800. The Kwakwak'wakw and Nuu-cha-nulth tribes made totem poles as giant human welcome figures. The Coast Salish people in southern BC and western Washington state carved large human figures on poles to represent ancestors and spirit helpers.
Potlatches ("gift-giving feasts") were held whenever new totem poles were raised. However, these potlatches were made illegal in the newly named Canada during the late 1800's. As a result, most Northwest Native tribes stopped making totem poles. This anti-potlatch law was finally dropped in 1951 and the Northwest Native people once again carve totem poles.