One of the delights of visiting the PNW was seeing lots of great totem poles. If there was a plaque to explain the depictions the artistry came alive.
Part of my initial limited experience out west in the US has been a dissonance of the Native story v. the white man’s version. I appreciated the Canadian verbiage of terms First Nations, Indigenous.
Here is a discussion of terminology
https://www.ictinc.ca/blog/indigenous-or-aboriginal-which-is-correct. I am sure the PC and lesbians among us are breathing a sigh. Not bashing, just trying to be a kool kid in both clubs ;).
So back to the totems. I could easily go back and just do a half day on the totems in Victoria. Pretty good for a tourist with the attention span of an ant.
Here is a launch link ( Scroll a bit to get to the meat) for learning more about the totems. Does your area have any on display ? What a great monument for even a small park.
Make it a great day, hopefully grow a bit in appreciation of those here first, and for gosh sakes get out and play.
Love to you and the Firsts,