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Making of the Ceremonial Chairs

Video recording is a compact VHS recording of the construction of the ceremonial chairs (President's Chair and Chancellor's Chair) for the University of Northern British Columbia.

Chapter 7: Unlocking the Medicine Chest: the Implications of Transferring Control of Health Services to First Nations [later draft]

Consists of 1 later draft of chapter for Prospering Together, entitled "Chapter 7: Unlocking the Medicine Chest: the Implications of Transferring Control of Health Services to First Nations." Also includes 1 Laurier Institution brochure entitled "The Challenge of Diversity," and 1 cover letter. Cover letter, from Ann G. Roberts, Executive Assistant, Laurier Institution, asks Dr. David Fish to amend submitted chapter and then approve the final version for publication.

Contracts and correspondence

Consists of correspondence, contract, book prospectus, and curriculum vitae of assistant relating to Dr. David Fish's chapter for Prospering Together.

Cabinet members in canoe

Item is a photograph of Ray Williston and other cabinet ministers paddling a birch bark canoe in the grass during BC Centennial celebrations in Prince George.

Originally mounted on poster with photographs 115.1, 115.2, 115.3.

John McCormick Cariboo Letter January 31, 1869

Item consists of a letter written by John McCormick to a person named James; it is not made clear if James is a friend or relative. In both his letter to James, John McCormick makes several references to Victoria. His familiarity with Victoria suggests that he may have travelled from Victoria to Barkerville to mine for gold. In his letters to James, John McCormick describes having no money and living under poor conditions. He mentions the great fire that swept through Barkerville and that he lost nothing due to its distance from his house. McCormick also mentions that the Indians are dying quickly of Small Pox in Victoria.

Eagle Lake Henry Sill

Consists of an audio recording of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Henry and of Henry Sill in the Ulgatcho dialect (Carrier language) and the Bella Coola/Nuxálk dialect (Salishan language). [unconfirmed]

Songs

Consists of an audio recording made by Paul of songs sung by Mrs. Danny William, Mrs. E. Sammy, Mrs. Peter William, and Mrs. Patrick Andy.

Old Ekks

Consists of an audio recording made by Paul of Joseph Jeff, Old Ekks' son-in-law, asking questions of Old Ekks at Redstone.

Bob Harkins interview with Bishop Fergus OGrady

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of interview with Catholic Bishop Fergus O'Grady on his retirement as Bishop of the local Catholic Diocese of Prince George. Discusses also the Oblate Missionary Order and their history in Northern British Columbia. Also discusses the founding of the Prince George College.

Bob Harkins

Bob Harkins interview with Bruce Russell

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of interview with guide outfitter Bruce Russell conducted by Bob Harkins in Fort St. James regarding Russell's experiences as a guide outfitter. Russell also discusses other guide outfitters and hunters from Northern British Columbia.

Harkins, Bob

Bob Harkins interviews Gordon Wood

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of recorded interview with Gordon Wood, pharmacist, businessman and sports enthusiast who lived in Prince George c.1920s-c.1970s. He discusses various events that impacted Prince George including the Great Depression of the 1930s and set up of relief camps; the set up of army camps during World War II. He also discusses local politicians, his drugstore business and community members.

Bob Harkins

The Kohklux map

Item consists of the Kohklux map originally created by Chief Chilkaht Kohklux of Tlingit in 1852. This is one of the earliest known maps of the southern Yukon. Map originally inserted into a book about the map.

Man at Elevated Carrier Cache

Photograph depicts man standing in front of elevated, rectangular cache made of wood. Trees stand behind log fence in background. Handwritten photo caption below photograph reads: "Indian Cache." It is believed that this photograph may have been taken near Fort St. James, BC.

Pack Dogs at Fort St. James

Photograph depicts two First Nations men and two pack dogs loaded with bags. A small group of people can be seen in distance in front of semi-visible building. Stand of trees in background. Handwritten photo caption below photograph reads: "Indians & Pack Dogs - Fort St. James."

Packing Plane for Flight Home from Fort St. John

Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: “Packing for home: ^Sick Indian.” Arrow is pointed at man facing plane and holding small bundle. Three other men in uniform stand with luggage in front of plane (one believed to be unidentified man from item 2006.20.12.18). A fifth man in suit is semi-visible, loading plane.

Royal Canadian Air Force

Footage of Ooligan Harvest and Production of Ooligan Grease

Footage of thee men in dugout canoe bringing in ooligan nets full of ooligan fish on what is believed to be the Bella Coola river. Two of the men bring in the net while the third bails water. The men then bring in the canoe to shore using long poles. Women then join and help transport the fish to shore and then place the fish in large "stink box" where they are stirred with a stick.

Loading Freight, Horses in Corral, Hay Wagon

Winter footage at a ranch, believed to be "Pan's." Film includes recordings of the men loading a tractor with an attached flatbed with gear, putting horses in the corral, and feeding cows hay from a flatbed sleigh pulled by a horse.

Location is believed to be Bella Coola or Tchaha Lake.

Sawmill at Cless Pocket Ranch and Anahim Lake Stampede

Footage of a horse ranch called "Cless Pocket Ranch" and hay fields surrounding. There is men at work using a sawmill to cut wood into planks and men working in the hay field with their young sons on the ranch. Cless Pocket Ranch is located in the Chilcotin area of BC near Anahim Lake.

Also included is footage of the Anahim Lake stampede, the people watching and playing, the arena and the concession stand.

Footage of Bella Coola and Chilcotin Regions, and Ooligan Production

Begins with footage of maps of the Bella Coola area, Tweedsmuir Park, and Wells Gray Park. Then there is a title slide that reads "Steelhead Unlimited on the Bella Cover River". There is general scenery footage of mountains, streams, rivers, a black bear, a white robin, Eagles.

Footage of men floating down minor river rapids in a rubber boats the men banking their boat and fishing from shore.

Footage of Ooligan fishing and processing : paddling the long dugout canoe with the nets in the water, hauling the fish to shore, placing them in "stink boxes" to extract the grease, and wrapping up the nets .

Possible locations of the footage is Bella Coola, Bella Bella, Bella Coola River, Dean River, Chilcotin region, Tweedsmuir Provincial Park or Wells Gray Park.

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.

Fly-fishing for Steelhead, Elsey's Cabin, Wildlife and Crab Fishing

The first portion of the film begins with a map of Tweedsmuir Provincial Park and then cuts to a motor boat on a lake, possibly Fenton Lake, and men fishing on the lake. The next clip is of more men fly-fishing on a river, possibly the Bella Coola River or the Dean River. A short clip follows of two children in a boat with a man pushing them along with a rod. There is footage of the scenic landscape, which is most likely the Bella Coola Valley, and a cabin, which is believed to be Elsey's. A woman believed to be Mrs. Elsey sits on the porch and then arranges her flowers. The film shows some ducks on the lake, two squirrels playing and the Elsey's dog in a boat. Mrs. Elsey pulls the boat ashore in the next clip and then the film shows her working in her vegetable garden. There is more scenic filming of the valley and a man cutting down a tree with a chain saw. There is footage of a grouse beating it's wings, chipmunk looking for seeds, birds in a marsh, three moose in a marsh, and a bald eagle perched and flying.

There is a break in the film and the second portion begins with footage of cabin in the mountains, a baby in a cradle, an elder First Nations woman, and a gathering of First Nations peoples by a tent. There is a shot of a picnic site sign labelled "Burnt Bridge Picnic site Parks Branch" and another sign that reads "Kalyskt Creek." There is then footage of the creek and a truck driving down a dirt road. There is then a group of people boarding a motor boat in a river and driving up and down the river, which could possibly be the Dean River or the Bella Coola River. There is then more filming of a cabin in the mountains, possibly Elsey's, and a man cleaning a large fish he caught. Then there is footage of men in a rubber raft floating down a river and fishing from the raft, and then some other men traveling in a motor boat.

There is an another break and the third portion of the film begins with footage of birds on a lake and footage from a boat showing the mountains. On land there is filming of two bears walking, men hunting the bear, killing the bear, and skinning the bear. The film cuts back to the boat and the filming the mountains along the water. The people on the boat then pull up crab traps from the water and cook the crabs on the boat. The film ends with footage of salmon jumping and a man filleting his fish catch.

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