The four totem poles in front of Lu’ma Native Housing Society’s latest project on Nanaimo Street mark what the building’s proponents have long visualized as a long-term home for aboriginal children in care.
The totem poles, carved by Nisga’a artist Mike Dangeli, were officially unveiled today (October 25) during a ceremony at the development near South Grandview Highway. The facility consists of 24 new units intended to house aboriginal foster families, youth transitioning out of care, and low-income families.
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Artist Mike Dangeli at the opening of the Dave Pranteau Aboriginal Children’s Village
Marcel Swain Executive Director of Lu’ma with Linda at the opening.
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June Laiter, advocate for Urban Aboriginal Housing at the opening with Linda.
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