Interview with Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams, Rosa Andrew, and Susan Nelson



Production material centres around an interview conducted with Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams, Rosa Andrew, and Susan Nelson in Mount Currie. In tape 1, Wanosts’a7 discusses her experience as a student at St. Joseph's Indian Residential School; the interviewees talk about the impact the residential school system has had on survivors and their children; and Wanosts’a7 speaks on how providing mediated learning experience can be a way of breaking the cycle of trauma. In tape 2, Wanosts’a7 talks about integrating indigenous ways of teaching when developing the program at Ts̓zil Community School; and cultural aspects of language revitalization. The interviewees then go through a family photo album and tell stories. The filmed segments of the interview run from 07:52 on tape 1, and continue until 17:20 on tape 2. 14:10 on tape 2 to the end of the interview are silent. Additional sequences can be found proceeding and following the interview, including the scenes in Mount Currie; a S7ístken; and Wanosts’a7 walking through a cemetery. Much of this material does not have corresponding audio.

In Collection:
Creator Contributor Subject Language Identifier
  • Camera roll: CR39B
  • Sound roll: SR30
  • Camera roll: CR40
  • Sound roll: SR32
  • Camera roll: CR38
  • Camera roll: CR39A
  • Sound roll: SR29
  • Sound roll: SR33A
  • Sound roll: SR31
  • Camera roll: CR41
Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 00:44:25
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 50.31667, -122.71667
Additional physical characteristics
  • 2 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 Date digitized
  • August 26, 2020 to August 28, 2020
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 were 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.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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