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  • Xwi7xwa Names for BC First Nations
  • W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council (
  • First Nations, Metis and Inuit Indigenous Ontology

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  • UF Saanich Indians

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8 Archival description results for WSANEC

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Helk'eminen st'iwi7elh : Indian prayers of Southeast Vancouver Island

The item consists of two audio cassettes recorded by David L. Rozen in Duncan, B.C. The first, recorded in 1977, was to accompany the publication "Indian Prayers of Southeast Vancouver island". The pronunciation of words in the Cowichan and Saanich dialects of the Salishan language family. The recording includes the prayers and songs of the Catholic Indian Mass, spoken and sung by Abel Joe of Duncan, B.C.

The second, called Indian prayers: additions was recorded in Duncan in 1982 and contains additions to Helk'eminen st'iwi7elh.

Indigenous studio portraits of Mrs. R. Maynard’s Photographic Gallery

The series consists of 76 predominantly studio portraits of Indigenous people in what is now known as British Columbia, taken between ca. 1862 to 1890. The majority of the photographs were taken by Hannah Maynard, however some are attributed to Frederick Dally and Carlo Gentile (perhaps others). Photographs were produced and marketed as commercial products popular during the 1860s and 1870s, such as 'cartes de visites', and, to a lesser extent, as personal portraits in the late 1880s. Maynard's studio produced conventional portraits as well as composite photographs which combined portraits with field photography landscapes. Indigenous communities and individual's names have been identified at the item level when known.

Maynard, Hannah (Hatherly)

Translations of Vancouver Island treaties

The series consists of three documents relating to MS-0772 Register of land purchases from Indians. The agreements recorded in the register are referred to as the Vancouver Island treaties (formerly known as the Douglas or Fort Victoria treaties). In February 2017 a conference was held at the Songhees Wellness Centre, inviting Indigenous and non-Indigenous islanders to discuss the treaties, their history, and their present-day impact.

The conference commissioned the first translations of two of the treaties into Lekwungen by Songhees Elder Dr. Elmer George, and a cultural interpretation of the treaties in SENĆOŦEN by STOLȻEŁ, Tsartlip Elder John Elliot Sr. The Lekwungen translations are of the če’q’nein nəč’elŋxʷ- kʷ’ats’ayč iʔ xpeʔ kʷəliq̌a (Chekonein treaty) and the Teechamitsa treaty.

Dr. Elmer George and John Elliot Sr. were awarded the Meritorious Service Award by the Governor General of Canada in recognition of this work.

First Nations, Land, & James Douglas: Indigenous & Treaty Rights in the Colonies of Vancouver Island & BC, 1849-1864 conference

Women, poverty, and housing: some consequences of hinterland status for a Coast Salish Indian reserve in metropolitan Canada / Marjorie Ruth Mitchell

The item is a microfiche copy of a thesis by Marjorie Ruth Mitchell titled "Women, poverty, and housing: some consequences of hinterland status for a Coast Salish Indian reserve in metropolitan Canada." 1976. xvii, 428 leaves: figs., maps, tables. Thesis (Ph.D.), University of British Columbia, 1976. Vita. Bibliography: leaves 400-422. Canadian theses on microfiche, 29898.

WSANEC woman

Item consists of a studio portrait of a WSANEC (W̱SÁNEĆ, Saanich) woman. The photograph is attributed to Frederick Dally.