Artist Richard Hunt carves Camosun’s first totem pole

Camosun’s first totem pole was carved in 1995 by renowned Indigenous carver and artist Richard Hunt. It was commissioned by the Investors Group, donated to Camosun and later installed at the Interurban campus.

Richard Hunt dedicated the 12-foot totem to his mother, Helen Hunt.

It represents a supernatural wolf holding a baby wolf and a talking stick. It also represents an eagle sun and a beaver holding copper.  

Two years later the totem was installed and unveiled in front of the new Campus Centre building at Interurban campus.

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