This tour includes indigenous teachings and values regarding water, and how the ocean, the Salish Sea, which provided Indigenous people a rich marine diet.
The program is completed at the Stanley Park Totem Poles with the many stories and interpretations of the totems (story poles) and the Indigenous peoples who carved them.
- This program shares the Indigenous history of Stanley Park and Vancouver, including the experiences of contact, indigenous – settler relations, and the survival of epidemics
- Focuses on the Salish Sea as an element that has sustained Indigenous people for millennia
- Discusses the acute environment issues of our oceans today
- Explores how relationships between the host tribes Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw, Musqeum and Tsleil-Waututh, the city of Vancouver and our Nation have thrived and evolved through the centuries
- Stanley Park Totem Poles allows us to show who rich and diverse Indigenous society and culture is in our Province of British Columbia