Item AAAA0104 - This land : [Yahwa illahee - the Queen Charlotte Islands]

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This land : [Yahwa illahee - the Queen Charlotte Islands]

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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Vancouver)

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  • 1972 (Creation)

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This land

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Documentary. A portrait of the Queen Charlotte Islands and of some of the people who live there. Sequences focus on Neil and Betty Carey, who live and beachcomb on the secluded west coast of the islands; Haida artist Bob Davidson, who is carving the first new totem pole raised at Masset in many years; Victor Adams, a Haida crab fisherman; logging operations at Skidegate; open-pit mining at Tasu, and life in the mining town; T.L. Williams, who recalls settling on the islands during the land rush before World War I; abandoned settlements and industries; a funeral; teenagers at a dance; netting and hand-canning of sockeye salmon; the Sandspit Earwig Derby; and the ceremonial raising of Davidson's totem pole. The history of the Haida people is outlined. The program also includes excellent footage of the landscape and seascape, and of the region's wildlife.

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Copyright Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Content notes in file V1989:55/001.

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Title from CBC documentation. CBUT no. 1722 & 1723.

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Accession number(s): V1989:55

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producer: Mike Poole; script: Donald Stainsby; editor: Harvey Risdon; narrator: Peter Haworth; director: Mike Poole; photography: John Seale; producing agency/company: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Vancouver); executive producer: John Lackie; broadcaster: CBUT (Television station : Vancouver, B.C.)

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