Interview with Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams in Mount Currie Public


Production material centres around an interview conducted with Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams at the home of Tsínay̓a7 (Georgina Nelson). In tape 1, Wanosts’a7 talks about meeting Lettie Battle and the parallels between Battle’s work with African American youth and her own with Indigenous youth; using instrumental enrichment to help struggling students apply, recognize, and value knowledge that they have that is seldom acknowledged in classroom settings; and societal biases against indigenous peoples and other marginalized groups about their inherit cognitive abilities. Tape 2 is unavailable. While the Archives retains the tape intended to have this content, identified as 2017-057-003-017, it appears to have been altered prior to being transferred to the Archives and thus no longer contain this segment of the interview. The content of the missing segments can be found by consulting the audio transcripts. In tape 3, Wanosts’a7 talks about language immersion and language acquisition in children in relation to the revitalization of the Líl̓wat language, Ucwalmícwts; her initial reaction to Reuven Feuerstein’s work, particularly his characterization of cultural deprivation and its applicability to the Lil̓wat7úl; the effects of racism and prejudice on how Indigenous peoples value themselves and their culture; and mediated learning experience. In tape 4, Wanosts’a7 talks about instrumental enrichment teaching; Feuerstein’s cognitive functions; her experience working with Indigenous youth in the Vancouver School District; Feuerstein’s Learning Potential Assessment Device; and David Tzuriel. In tape 5, Wanosts’a7 talks about the role of parents and their beliefs in shaping the education of their children; and her experience visiting the Neve Carmel caravan in Haifa, Israel. The filmed segments of the interview run from 07:00 on tape 1, and continue until 06:10 on tape 5. Additional sequences can be found proceeding and following the interview, including Albert and Levi Nelson doing early morning chores, as well as other scenes around the Nelson farm; and scenes of a cemetery with closeups of the graves of Joseph Lester and George Williams.


In Collection:
Creator Contributor Subject Language Identifier
  • Sound roll: SR52
  • Camera roll: CR64
  • Camera roll: CR61
  • Sound roll: SR58
  • Sound roll: SR60
  • Sound roll: SR56
  • Camera roll: CR68
  • Sound roll: SR53
  • Camera roll: CR63
  • Sound roll: SR57
  • Camera roll: CR70
  • Sound roll: SR55
  • Camera roll: CR67
  • Camera roll: CR65
  • Camera roll: CR62
  • Sound roll: SR59
  • Camera roll: CR69
  • Sound roll: SR54
  • Camera roll: CR66
Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 01:21:55
Alternative title
  • Lorna Interview at Georgina’s House
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 32.783611, 34.965556
  • 49.24966, -123.11934
  • 50.31667, -122.71667
Additional physical characteristics
  • 4 videocassettes : analog, col., Betacam SP
Physical repository Collection
  • Lorna Wánosts’a7 Williams Face to Face Media Collection
Provider Sponsor
  • Digitized in collaboration with the Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Genre Archival item identifier
  • Accession Number: 2017-057
Fonds title Fonds identifier Is referenced by Technical note
  • Originally recorded on 16 mm film and 1/4” reel-to-reel audio later transferred and synced to Betacam SP for use during post-production. Dates on cassettes are believed to reflect date of transfer.Transcripts of the 1/4” sound reels was created by Face to Face Media for use during post-production. These audio transcripts include additional interview segments not found on the videocassettes and have been provided unedited. The final sound reel (SR60) was not transferred to the Archives.Digitized by the The MediaPreserve. Access files created by University of Victoria Special Collections and University Archives. Metadata by Matt Innes.
  • This material is made available on this site for research and private study only.
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