Interview with Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams outside Ts̓zil Community School Public


Production material centres around an interview conducted with Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams at the site of Creekside Elementary School, a former federal day school. The school later became the band-controlled Ts̓zil Community School until Xet̓ólacw Community School was built. In video part 1, Wanosts’a7 outlines the history of the school; her experiences at St. Joseph's Residential School and Indian Day School; how the inappropriate cognitive testing methods performed on her and other Indigenous students at the time led her to the work of Reuven Feuerstein; and the need to train teachers in the community. In video part 2, Wanosts’a7 talks about negotiating a teacher training program; developing an orthography and curriculum materials for the Lil̓wat language, Ucwalmícwts; and how the trauma of the residential school system created barriers for language revitalization outside the classroom. The filmed segments of the interview run from 12:00 on tape 1, and continue until 08:33 on tape 2. Additional sequences can be found proceeding and following the interview, including scenes around the school site; scenes around the Nelson farm; and Wanosts’a7, the production crew, and others at the home of Tsínay̓a7 (Georgina Nelson) and Albert Nelson in Mount Currie. Some of this material does not have corresponding audio.


In Collection:
Creator Contributor Subject Language Identifier
  • Camera roll: CR60
  • Sound roll: SR51
  • Camera roll: CR58
  • Camera roll: CR59
  • Sound roll: SR50
  • Camera roll: CR57
Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 00:44:34
Alternative title
  • Lorna outside of Old Mission School
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 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.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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