Master carver begins work on totem pole intended to raise awareness of at-risk languages

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Language Revitalization Pole

The pole is being carved out of an 800-year-old, 23 metre-high red cedar that likely came down during a windstorm 50 years ago near Bamfield, B.C. Tim Paul is carving the piece at a time when his language, Nuu-chah-nulth, is at great risk of becoming extinct.