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Terrace City council looking at history of talking sticks in council chambers

Terrace City Council is looking into the history of talking sticks in council chambers.

Talking sticks in many Indigenous cultures are powerful tools that ensure respect during meetings.

Councillor Michael Prevost made a motion during a council meeting to look into the background of the talking sticks.

It was donated by Skeena Forest Products Ltd. Pohle Lumber Co. Ltd. when City Hall first opened in 1964.

He says it’s believed they originated from the Central Coast.

He says it’s important to know how they were given to the city and to ensure it was done respectfully.

Prevost says a lot of people have been sharing their feedback on the talking sticks and is encouraging anyone with information to contact the city.

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