The Respect To Bill Reid Pole
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A lover of the lands...

Ernie Collison - Haida Artist

Ernie Collison (Skilay), was born in 1948 and passed away tragically on September 17, 2001. His life is celebrated by everyone who knew him in his many different roles - as Administrator of the Council of the Haida Nation; as Haida artist and historian; as both a student and a teacher of language, culture, and singing amongst his people; as a lover of the lands, waters, and peoples of Haida Gwaii; as a husband, father, and grandfather. He raised seven totem poles in his career, among them "The Respect to Bill Reid Pole." This website is dedicated to the memory of Ernie Collison.

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