First Nations

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  • Individuals and communities of native ancestry
  • North American indigenous peoples, Metis and Inuit
  • Records pertaining to and created by First Nations individuals, families, bands, agencies
  • Government agencies and treaties
  • First Nations organizations and businesses
  • First Nations schools and education
  • Issues pertaining to First Nations peoples or history

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1177 Archival description results for First Nations

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A man in uniform and a woman pose for a photo in front of totem poles

A man in uniform and a woman pose for a photo on a road situated between a fenced area featuring totem poles and the water’s edge featuring a float plane, wharf and the Camosun vessel. Handwritten annotation on verso reads: “Alert Bay BC”; “Alert Bay B.C.” Union Steamships Ltd.”; photographer’s stamp on verso: “W.E. Nicholson, 268 E. 10th, Vancouver 10, B.C.”

Aboriginal Forest Planning Research Project Collection

  • 2011.7
  • Collection
  • 2001-2002

Collection consists of eight interviews with experts reviewing A Guidebook for Improving Aboriginal Participation in Forest Management Decision-Making, later published with the title The Aboriginal Forest Planning Process: A Guidebook for Identifying Community-Level Criteria and Indicators by Melanie Karjala, Erin Sherry, and Stephen Dewhurst in 2003. The reviewers were chosen based on their expertise and interest in Aboriginal participation in forest management decision-making. They were asked to provide their opinions on issues related to Aboriginal participation in decision-making processes in BC, as well as feedback on the Aboriginal Forest Planning Process (AFPP) Guidebook. Reviewers had the option to make their review confidential resulting in the return or destruction of the interview. Eight of the original twenty-nine interviews are archived in this collection; the remainder are no longer extant.

The Aboriginal Forest Planning Process: A Guidebook for Identifying Community-Level Criteria and Indicators can be found:

Aboriginal (Justa) German Perspective

File consists of a letter re: 1998 Order of British Columbia Recipients from Dagmar Beiman, Coordinator Honours and Awards Secretariat to Bridget Moran (May 11, 1998), a letter from Daniel Birkenbach to Bridget Moran re: a paper he wrote (Aug. 2, 1996), and a copy of paper written by Daniel Birkenbach: "Canada - Life and Development of the Canadian Indians (past and present)."

Abstracts

File consists of research materials on First Nations including book reviews, book lists, catalogue entries, and archival website printouts and finding aids.

Abstracts, notes and other material

File consists of speaking notes for a presentation of Ainley's research for her Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funded project, "Engendering Canadian Science: Biographies of Women Scientists"; an abstract for Ainley's article "British Scientists in Canadian fields: Catharine Parr Traill (1802-1899)"; and a draft section from "Creating Complicated Lives: Women and Science at English-Canadian Universities, 1880-1980."

Administration material

File contains administrative material for Ainley's research project, "Re-explorations: science and environment in 19th and 20th century Canada and Australia." It consists of thematic analyses, correspondence relating to analyzing and organizing research, planning and research coding documents, summaries of her research, notes on Louise de Kiriline Lawrence, a short biography of Kata Dalstrom and other administrative material.

Ah Yee at Giscome

Photograph depicts four men standing in front of two log cabins. It is believed that these men are also featured at Meikle's Cabin in item 2009.5.3.17. Forest in background, miscellaneous items on ground in yard. Handwritten photo caption on verso and recto of this photo reads: "at Ah Yee at Giscome." It is believed that Ah Yee was the first Chinese store keeper at Giscome Portage in 1910.

Al Elsey Moving Images Collection

  • 2006.25
  • Collection
  • 1961 - 2000, predominant 1961-1967

Fonds consists of original, silent 16mm reels that portray the natural, social and land use history of the Bella Coola and Chilcotin regions named the "Natural and Guiding History of the Bella Coola and Chilcotin Regions".

Possible locations that Al Elsey filmed include: Bella Coola, Bella Bella, Anahim Lake, Alert Bay, Nimpo Lake, Bulkey Valley, the Rainbow Mountains, Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, Dean River, Bella Coola River, Tchaha Lake, the Chilcotin region, the Ulkatcho Mountains, Lassard Lake, Fenton Lake, Atnarko River, Wells Gray Park, and Holt Homestead.

Album No. 1

Images within this album consist primarily of the fishing industry, river & landscapes, salmon cannery images (housing, people, workers, boats) on the Nass River and North Pacific Coast, ca.1926-1933. Images also feature indigenous First Nations peoples, totem poles, the parliament buildings in Victoria, B.C., and the C.P.R. Pier in Vancouver, B.C. Each photograph is accompanied by a handwritten description glued below or beside the image.

Album No. 2

This bound photo album comprises 122 photographic images featuring the fishing industry, river & landscapes, salmon cannery images (housing, people, workers, boats, machinery) and First Nations Peoples on the Nass & Skeena Rivers and North Pacific Coast. Images also include warships, freighters, automobiles, railway stations and trains, and some photographs of Yokohama, Japan and California ca.1924-25. Includes photographs of the 1924 Special Service Squadron World Cruise in Vancouver. Each photograph is accompanied by a handwritten description glued below or beside the image and each image is glued to the album page at its corners. The verso of front cover has a handwritten name plate:

Album No. 3

Images within album consist primarily of fishery industry, river & landscapes, salmon cannery images (housing, people, workers, boats) on the Nass River and North Pacific Coast, ca.1924-1926. Each photograph is accompanied by a handwritten description glued below or beside the image.

Alistair McVey

File consists of an oral history given by Alistair McVey, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's Island Cache Recovery Project. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original media.

Allison, Susan 1845-1937

File consists if research materials and biographical information about Susan Allison, a pioneer the BC interior who worked with the indigenous of the region. File includes handwritten notes, photocopies from publications, and related correspondence.

Anahim Lake Stampede

Footage of the Anahim Stampede. The film includes recordings of the people at the stampede, bronco and bull riding, the area surrounding the arena, wild cow milking, children games such as sack races, horse racing around the arena, the concession stand and wild cow riding.

Anna Bellrose

File consists of an oral history given by Anna Bellrose, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's oral history project with the Prince George Metis Elders Society. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original cassette.

Annius Van Driesum

File consists of an oral history given by Annius Van Driesum, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's Island Cache Recovery Project. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original media.

Antonia Brommeland

File consists of an oral history given by Antonia Brommeland, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's oral history project with the Prince George Metis Elders Society. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original cassette.

Archaeo Research Ltd. reports

File consists of digital scans of the following reports regarding indigenous land use:

  • Archeo Tech Associates. "An Aboriginal Sustenance Impact Assessment of the Quesnel River Gold Development Project, near Quesnel, B.C.". Prepared for the Mine Review and Permitting Branch, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. December 1993.
  • Archeo Tech Associates. "An Aboriginal Sustenance Impact Assessment of the Kemess South Gold-Copper Project: A Status Report". Prepared for El Condor Resources Ltd. September 1995.
  • John Dewhirst and Archaeo Research Ltd. "Tsilhqot'in Use and Occupancy of the Xeni Gwet'in Claim Area, 1793-1864". Prepared for Chief Roger William, Xeni Gwet'in First Nation Government and Woodward & Company. 4 August 2005.

Archdeacon W. H. Collison fonds

  • 2009.7
  • Fonds
  • ca.1870 - ca.1986

The Archdeacon W.H. Collison fonds consists of textual materials, maps, published materials and photographs all documenting Collison’s life and work with North Coastal First Nations communities in British Columbia. Types of records found within this fonds include manuscripts, sermon notes, correspondence, oral history summaries, monographs, cartographic items, photographs and postcards. The Collison fonds also includes some records created by his children and grandchildren as well as a family tree created in 1986. The Collison fonds has been divided into four series.

Collison, W.H. (Archdeacon)

Argillite dish

Intricately carved argillite dish featuring human faces at either end of its rectangular shape. Stamped annotation on verso reads: “Department of Mines and Resources, Photographic Section. Oct. 6, 1939”. Numeric annotation on verso: “22-2”

Argillite dish

Intricately carved argillite dish inlaid with abalone shell. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “W.E. Collison.” Stamped annotation on verso reads: “Department of Mines and Resources, Photographic Section. Oct. 6, 1939”. Numeric annotation on verso: “51-4”

Argillite dish

Intricately carved argillite dish featuring inlaid triangular pieces of stone or shell material around its perimeter and a series of seven faces within its centre. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “W.E. Collison.” Stamped annotation on verso reads: “Department of Mines and Resources, Photographic Section. Oct. 6, 1939”. Numeric annotation on verso: “51-6”

Argillite dish

Intricately carved argillite dish inlaid with abalone shell. Imagery suggests a killer whale and man motif. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “W.E. Collison.” Stamped annotation on verso reads: “Department of Mines and Resources, Photographic Section. Oct. 6, 1939”. Numeric annotation on verso: “51-2”

Argillite dish

Intricately carved argillite dish featuring inlaid triangular pieces of stone or shell material around its perimeter and a series of seven faces within its centre. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “W.E. Collison.” Stamped annotation on verso reads: “Department of Mines and Resources, Photographic Section. Oct. 6, 1939”. Numeric annotation on verso: “49-1”

Arthur Wellington Clah carrying bundle and gun

Clah or T'amks [Tsimshian name] stands on wood platform in front of shovel and pickaxe leaning against building. Clah was a hereditary chief and Hudson Bay Company employee who helped missionary William Duncan learn the Tsimshian language.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: " 'Clah' or the pioneer missionary's [...?]"

Articles and other material about Harriet V. Kuhnlein

File contains material by and about Harriet V. Kuhnlein. It consists of printouts of Kuhnlein's curriculum vitae; descriptions of projects with which she was involved; articles about her projects; and a list of selected publications with Nancy J. Turner that include publications co-authored by Kuhnlein.

Articles and other material about Heather Harris

File contains material by and about Heather Harris. It consists of correspondence between Harris and Anna-Stina Kjellstrom about a meeting; Harris's curriculum vitae; a printout of a biography of Harris; abstracts and information relating to presentations and workshops by Harris; and articles by Harris.

Articles by Wendy Wickwire

File contains a catalogue record and two articles by Wendy Wickwire, "To See Ourselves as the Other's other: Nlaka'pamux Contact Narratives" and "Women in Ethnography: The Research of James A. Teit."

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