Indigenous art--British Columbia



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Agriculture today : reel 32, part 1

The item consists of a reel of 16 mm film which includes the following:
A commentator describes the Agricultural Rehabilitation and Development Act (ARDA). The 'Ksan project: a First Nations village recreated near Hazelton. Campground and park for visitors. Longhouses. Splitting shingles, roofing. Malcolm Joseph [?] carving a totem pole; he describes and shows his work. Street scenes in village. Shop. A woman describes the figures modelled for the new museum, cast from actual people. Utensils and artifacts shown will demonstrate the traditional way of life. The many uses of cedar bark. A moose skin jacket. All items crafted by local First Nations people. (00:14:10)

B. An open-pit mine. Sign: "Endako Mines Ltd. NPL". Ferry crossing. Group at water works. Visitor inside log building. Road scenes; sign, "Telkwa River Valley". Inside a dairy plant [?]. Hudson Bay Glacier near Smithers. Moricetown Canyon. Inside 'Ksan museum and shop. 'Ksan village. Highway; farmland; a poultry farm. (00:11:42)

Alice Ravenhill fonds

  • PR-1688
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1945

The fonds consists predominantly of records relating the publication of “Meet Mr. Coyote”, “Folklore of the Far West”, “The Native Tribes of British Columbia”, and “A Corner Stone of Canadian Culture”. In addition to these records there are correspondence and notes that tangentially relate to these publications and the creator’s interest in the artwork of B.C. indigenous populations. This includes works of art produced by both the Society for the Furtherance of B.C. Indian Arts and Crafts as well as William A. Newcombe.

The fonds includes drafts, additional legends and artwork that were not published as part of above listed works, correspondence, and records relating to the British Columbia Indian Arts and Welfare Society. Of note, the fonds also contains the doctoral certificate awarded to the creator in 1948 by the University of British Columbia and two examples of embroidery by the creator. These latter two are part of accession 199306-036 and have been assigned reference numbers PDP00679 and PDP00680.

Of those records relating to the writing of “Folklore of the Far West” some had already been re-housed and organized according to their geographic region of origin upon their initial arrival at the Archives; namely those in accessions 199306-036 and F/1/R19. This order was not further disturbed by the archivist in the process of arranging these records. Those records in accessions 86-064 and 81-152C, which had not been previously processed, were left in the order in which they were bound on entry to the archives and include records relating to each of the publications listed above.

Ravenhill, Alice, 1859-1954

Anthony Walsh interview

Tape summary: T1071:0001 Mr. Anthony Walsh discusses his experiences as a teacher at Inkameep Reserve School near Oliver, 1932 to 1942. He explains how he started teaching; the origin of his interest in Indian culture; his impressions of Inkameep reserve; early work with the Indian children; an Inkameep Christmas card; European interest in the Inkameep artwork; the nature of the children's art; native reactions; to white culture; the children's creative work; the school system; teaching at 6 Mile Creek; approaches to art; conditions on the reserve; why he went to Inkameep and then stayed; a description of Inkameep and the influence of the Old Chief. TRACK 2: Mr. Walsh discusses the North Okanagan reserve; the character and traditions at Inkameep; rock paintings; the school; Indian stories as drama; beginnings of school plays; costumes and masks; performances; evaluation by children of plays; reactions; "Tortoise and Hare" play; the children's reaction to school at various ages; and Chief Baptiste George.

CALL NUMBER: T1071:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Children's drama, dance, and art on Inkameep Reserve, 1932-1942 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1962-07-04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Walsh discusses how Indian cowboys sang native songs; a contest to collect Indian songs; the development of dances from movements of animals such as the deer dance and butterfly dance; native art forms; a description of costumes; recitals; impression on white people; a "radio studio" at the school; recording at CBC Vancouver; a recital at the opening of Thunderbird Park in Victoria; ;art exhibitions in BC and abroad. TRACK 2: Mr. Walsh discusses the Inkameep nativity play; the story of the play; white interests; the Okanagan Arts and Crafts Society; leaving Inkameep; the effects; of war and how the school closed; the effects of the Inkameep experiment; the conditions on the reserve at the time of the interview; a growing understanding by white people; present problems and how; cooperation with white people is essential.;

CALL NUMBER: T1071:0003 track 1 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): A visit with Emily Carr, and experience as a teacher on an Indian reserve RECORDED: [location unknown], 1962-07-04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Anthony Walsh discusses his visit with Emily Carr in 1939 or 1940, and their discussion of art and native culture; reflections on his Inkameep experience as the "richest part of my life"; the teacher/pupil relationship; growth from early failures; relations with adult Indians; a comparison of Okanagan Indian culture to other Indian cultures; how Okanagan culture has changed.

B.C. Indian Arts and Welfare Society fonds

  • PR-0247
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1983, 1989

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, newsletters, membership lists, clippings, a scrapbook and printed matter. The records date from the period when the society was known as the Society for the Furtherance of B.C. Indian Arts and Crafts and as the British Columbia Indian Arts and Welfare Society.

B.C. Indian Arts and Welfare Society

Between ourselves : Death of a raven

SUMMARY: "Between Ourselves" was a weekly series of hour-long radio programs that presented Canada to Canadians. It featured aspects of Canadian life in docudramas, plays, music, and interviews, originating fr;om different regions of Canada. The series ran from 1966 to 1979. This episode, "Death of a Raven", focuses on the processes involved in the loss of much of the art of the Northwest Coast Indians. Rec;ollections discuss the culture, potlatch, religion, growing up, the European's lack of understanding of native traditions, and the cultural suppression that followed the condemnation of the potlatch. ;Recollections are from: Mrs. Mabel Stanley, Chief William Scow, Chief William Matthews, Mrs.Matthews, George Clutesi, and Councilman Quocksister [sp?];

Correspondence and other material

Series consists of a collection of material documenting Anthony Walsh's work as a teacher at Indian schools, notably Inkameep. It includes a certificate of Honorary life membership in the B.C. Indian Arts and Welfare Society, 1964; correspondence from Alice Ravenhill 1949-1953, George Clutesi, 1943-1947 and various other people, including former students, 1944-1962; plays, poems and stories written by Walsh, Isabel Christie McNaughton and the students of Inkameep, articles and newspaper clippings relating to Walsh, Inkameep and its children, Alice Ravenhill, and Indian arts and crafts; various programmes relating to performances of plays by Walsh and the Inkameep students 1939-1951; and material relating to Indian art and crafts in general.

Dora Flewin interview ; Rev. Robert Faris interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Port Simpson Mission 100th anniversary PERIOD COVERED: 1914-1948 RECORDED: Port Simpson (B.C.), 1974 SUMMARY: Dora Flewin: Father was the Reverend J.C. Spencer, minister at Port Simpson from 1914-21. She describes training for nursing. Discusses doctors, nurses and the Girls' Home in Port Simpson. Conditions at the Methodist Mission and the hospital. [Interview date: 1974-11-10] Reverend Robert Faris: Discusses history of the 'Ksan project at Hazelton, and the arts and crafts of the Northwest Coast native peoples.; [The tape may also include a brief interview with Reverend John Williams of Kitamaat Village, who is of Haida ancestry.];

Francis Williams interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Francis Williams interview : Background of a Haida artist RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1975-09-19 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Williams discusses: personal background; education; problems with health. Talks about development of an interest in Haida art. Apprenticeship with Arthur Adams to learn principles of Haida art. Discussion of formal art training in Victoria. Mr. Williams discusses his conception of Haida art, and his own role in terms of it. He also discusses other Indian artists and the development of this type of art today. He provides a description of the cover illustration (a box design) that he did for "Sound Heritage" magazine (vol. 4 no. 3 & 4, "Native Languages and Culture"). TRACK 2: His goals as an artist. Encouraging younger artists. (End of interview.)

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