Queen’s Harbour: First Nations Education, 1860-1970



Production material relates to a short documentary entitled “First Nations Education, 1860-1970” for the Vancouver School Board’s Queen's Harbour Institute project, a multi-day series of workshops and discussions on current issues in education centred around the fictional Queen’s Harbour School Board. The documentary focuses on the history of education and education policy as it has impacted Indigenous peoples in British Columbia. It centres around a presentation given by Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams in Cowichan Bay as part of the Queen’s Harbour project interspersed with archival photographs and moving image material, as well as material also used in "The Mind of a Child” documentary. Part of the original recording of Wanosts’a7’s presentation is also included. Wanosts’a7 is referred to as Agnes Thomas at various points in the presentation. This is likely related to the format of the Queen's Harbour project for which the documentary was being prepared. The presentation runs from 10:34 on tape VR92, and continues until the end of tape VR94. While the Archives retains the tape intended to have the second part, VR93 [2017-057-004-062], it appears to have been altered prior to being transferred to the Archives and thus no longer contain this segment of the presentation. The content of the missing segment can be found by consulting the transcript. Additional material featuring David Tzuriel talking with Clarissa and Alida Pascal at the Variety Learning Centre proceeds the beginning of the presentation. This material relates more closely with “The Mind of A Child” documentary.

In Collection:
Creator Contributor Subject Language Identifier
  • Video roll: VR94
  • Video roll: VR93
  • Video roll: VR92
Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 01:24:41
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 49.24966, -123.11934
  • 50.31667, -122.71667
  • 48.73366, -123.61739
  • 53.99983, -125.0032
Additional physical characteristics
  • 2 videocassettes : analog, col., Betacam SP1 video reel : analog, col., 1” Type C1 VHS cassette jacket
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 Date digitized
  • August 27, 2020 to September 8, 2020
Technical note
  • Transcripts of the presentation were created by Face to Face Media for use during post-production and have been provided unedited.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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