The Spokane Tribe and community leaders raised the money to purchase a new monument for Chief Garry Park in North Spokane. Tribal leaders want the current statue removed.
An art installment resembling a totem pole now sits in Chief Garry Park. The city installed the current statue a couple of years ago. City leaders removed the Chief Garry statue in 2008 because it was deteriorating. Tribal leaders call the totem pole art inappropriate.
Leaders told KREM 2 News that the totem pole does not represent any Eastern Washington tribes.
Now here's evidence of that. Even though this pole is genuine art, it's not genuinely Native. As a totem pole, it's phony. So the Spokane Tribe is paying to replace it. They want a real totem pole, not totem-style art.
For more on the subject, see "Low Man on Totem Pole" in NCIS and Goofy Moments in GREEN LANTERN #79.