Mammoths! Giants of the Ice Age

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You can see woolly mammoths and other ice Age animals at the Royal BC Museum. Photo - Royal BC Museum

You can see woolly mammoths and other ice Age animals at the Royal BC Museum.
Photo – Royal BC Museum

In June, a special exhibit opened at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria. The exhibit is called Mammoths! Giants of the Ice Age.

Visitors can learn about life in British Columbia during the Ice Age. The Ice Age was from 2.6 million to 10,000 years ago.

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The mammoth exhibit is open at the Royal BC Museum until December 31, 2016. For information, go to: www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

Story reprinted from The Westcoast Reader newspaper,  September / October 2016

 

A new totem pole for the Haida Gwaii

This is a Haida totem pole. Photo:  fboudville, Creative Commons, Flickr

This is a Haida totem pole.
Photo: fboudville, Creative Commons, Flickr

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun
Level 1

A totem pole is a carved log.

The carvings tell stories and history.

The new totem pole is 14 metres tall.

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Father of Haida manga

Haida Art, by Thomas Granade

Haida Art, Photo by Thomas Granade

Red, a comic by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Courtesy of Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

Red, a comic by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Courtesy of Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

Manga, iStockphoto

Manga, iStockphoto

Story adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul
Level 2
March 2010

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas is a Haida artist.
He was born in Prince Rupert, B.C. in 1954.
But Michael was raised in Haida Gwaii
The old name for Haida Gwaii is Queen Charlotte Islands*.

Why did Michael start drawing manga?

One day, some Japanese students visited Haida Gwaii, B.C.
They told Michael that his art looked like
Japanese comic books.
These books are called “manga”.

Soon after, Michael started to retell old stories.
He mixes traditional Haida art
and new Japanese animation.

Michael’s books have won many awards.

Michael does other art, too.
He works with metal and wood.
His exhibits are in Canada and all over the world.
Click here to see his work.

Michael-Nicoll-Yahgulanaas

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
Photo by Glenn Baglo, The Vancouver Sun

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