A great opportunity today at #UBC’s campus starting at 1pm - raising of the Reconciliation Pole, carved by Jim Hart & team. #SAA2017 pic.twitter.com/vOSUmSnfL8— charlesmenzies (@charlesmenzies) April 1, 2017
This marvelous "Reconciliation pole" by Haida carver Jim Hart et al will be raised at UBC at 1 pm this Saturday. pic.twitter.com/saLbrLZ0TD— Edward John (@AkileChoh) March 29, 2017
"@UBC: Join Us Saturday installation #Reconciliation #TotemPole All welcome @ historic event https://t.co/BGw5zZMYzl pic.twitter.com/DPC2LVlnl8— Haida Princess (@HaidaPrincess) March 30, 2017
English: Beaver "Manda", by Jim Hart, 1995, Canadian Museum of History
Date 21 February 2016
Source Own work
Author D. Gordon E. Robertson
Hart was born in Massett, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia. His mother, Joan Hart, is the grand-daughter of Charles Edenshaw. His father was European, allowing Hart to escape the Canadian Indian residential school system that many Haida of his time were sent to. Instead, he grew up with his grandparents and became a fisherman.
Hart discovered his passion for Haida art in high school. He began carving seriously in 1979. Hart first apprenticed with Robert Davidson in 1978 to help construct a set of totem poles. From 1980 to 1984 he became an assistant to Bill Reid in Vancouver, who by then was too seriously afflicted with Parkinson's disease to do much of his own carving. He began his work with Reid by putting the finishing details on The Raven and the First Man, a centerpiece of the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, and he also assisted on Reid's Spirit of Haida Gwaii / The Jade Canoe.
Hart lives in both Vancouver and Haida Gwaii. In Haida Gwaii, he is known as ˀIdansuu, a hereditary chief name that he received in 1999 after it had earlier been held by Charles Edenshaw. As chief he belongs to the Hereditary Chiefs Council of the Haida Nation. He was awarded the Order of British Columbia in 2003. Read more
Reconciliation Pole at UBC to confront harsh reality of residential schools #Reconciliation https://t.co/kj9MOq5XEQ pic.twitter.com/9fiWZfwt8e— Lyle Viereck (@LyleViereck) April 1, 2017