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NISS totem pole carvers identified

Numerous tips from the community helped solve the mystery
TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO The NISS totem pole that was carved in the early 1970’s in Port McNeill

Forty three years ago, students carved a totem pole for North Island Secondary School in Port McNeill.

Thanks to local community members sending in tips, NISS has learned who the student carvers were.

Mike Stadnyk, Wayne Peterson, Jim Wilson, Ron Tucker, Paul Tucker, Paul Hawryluk, Paul Prestie, Steve Gullstrom, Mike Lyon, Steven Tinkler, and Barry Forsyth from Ms. Marg Furnell’s art class were the alumni who carved the totem pole that still rests in front of NISS to this day.

Tyson Whitney

About the Author: Tyson Whitney

I have been working in the community newspaper business for nearly a decade, all of those years with Black Press Media.
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