The creation of a monumental new legacy pole destined to be raised in Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve was described in The Beat December 2012. Now, after a powerful quake in October, and another in January 2013, Haida artist Jaalen Edenshaw and his assistant Tyler York have somewhat altered the design of the 42-foot pole to include a figure of Sacred-One-Standing-Alone-and-Moving, in Haida tradition a being responsible for the powerful tremors and shakes which happen relatively frequently in the Haida Gwaii.
The poster above is the original design: the figure at the bottom is a grizzly bear holding a sculpin, next above is Raven, above is Sea Grizzly in the original drawing, now to be replaced by Sacred-One-Standing-and-Moving, draped in the Wasgo (sea wolf) skin which enhanced his powers in his epic struggle to hold up the Haida Gwaii. The pole is topped by an eagle that stands above the Watchmen figures who protect the land. For more about the pole’s creation, see