Jody Broomfield, Welcome Pole, 2016
Photo: Simon Fraser University Student Central
Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, in Greater Vancouver, plans to continue its program of Reconciliation and installing First Nations cultural objects on its campus. Most recently, on the Burnaby campus, a 25-foot pole was raised of a Coast Salish welcoming figure in traditional regalia above an eagle. Squamish artist Jody Broomfield directed the carving team.
In September SFU plans to unveil a pole created by a Musqueam artist at its downtown campus. A project for the Surrey campus is underway.