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This is the one hour and fifty minutes long video diary of our paddling trip in the magnificent Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site in August 2013. This is not a story about heroic struggles or impressive achievements. Not a story about records, either. This is a rather ordinary love story of a solid team forged over many storms and laughter... Come aboard and enjoy the trip! The video is dedicated to the memory of Tom Willie Johnson, Ida Halpern and Skaay of the Qquuna Qiighawaay. Musical excerpt from "Paddle Song" by Tom Willie Johnson, recorded and annotated by Ida Halpern Halpern, I., Martin, M., Johnson, T. Willie, Louis, F., Thompson, E., Kelly, P., & Davidson, F. Edenshaw. Haida: Indian music of the Pacific Northwest. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Folkways Records. (c2006). Haida expressions courtesy of haidalanguage.blogspot.ca Written excerpts from: Masterworks of the Classical Haida Mythtellers, Volume 3, Skaay of the Qquuna Qiighawaay, Being in Being, Raven Travelling Translated from Haida by Robert Bringhurst Copyright 2001 Robert Bringhurst First published in Canada by Douglas & McIntyre LTD. Suite 201 2323 Quebec Street Vancouver, BC V5T 4S7 Published simultaneously in the USA by The University of Nebraska Press Lincoln, NE 68588-0255 Library of Congress Control Number: 2001092638 ISBN 0-8032-1328-x (cloth) Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetch.com) available under CC Attribution 3.0. Additional music by Free Stockmusic (freestockmusic.com), provided as royalty free music by videoblocks.com Additional music by Doi Nomazi using AppleLoops Some graphics based on free templates courtesy of videoblocks.com All maps courtesy of Google Earth. Camera and editing by Doi Nomazi.+ More details
Haida master carver and chief James Hart talks about the process of creating The Dance Screen (The Scream Too) and the experience of completing it at the Gallery. In late 2009, artist James Hart began designing a large-scale sculpture titled The Dance Screen (The Scream Too) and began carving the work in 2010. This ambitious project brings together many of the principal animal figures from traditional Haida stories, especially creatures that depend on salmon for their survival. At its centre is the bear mother and above her, an eagle with frogs emerging from its ears-not only do frogs symbolize good luck, they also have an ability to cross between this world and the underworld. On either side of the work are killer whales, as well as a beaver and raven. Standing on a small Haida House at the front is a shaman who ensures the cyclical return of the salmon that surround the entire work. This large dance screen includes a central door that dancers, in future, will pass through. As a major expression of traditional Haida beliefs, the sculpture evokes the importance of relationships between humans and the natural world, an idea made even more poignant by the current decline of west coast salmon. Haida master carver and chief James Hart has had a distinguished career. As a young man he worked with artists Robert Davidson and Bill Reid and has since developed a practice that is acknowledged internationally. He has produced significant carvings such as the Bill Reid Memorial Pole for the Bill Reid Museum and the major bronze sculpture, The Three Watchmen, with casts in British Columbia and Ottawa. His work has been included in major exhibitions of Haida and Northwest Coast art in Canada and internationally. The Vancouver Art Gallery is grateful for the generous loan and support of a private collector who has facilitates this exhibition. Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Ian Thom, senior curator, historical. James Hart The Dance Screen is the fourteenth installment in NEXT: A Series of Artist Projects from the Pacific Rim, presented by TD Bank Group. Generously Supported by: Gary R. Bell+ More details
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In 1998 world renown artist Bill Reid died after struggling with Parkinson's Disease for more than three decades. With two weeks notice Rogers TV put together live coverage of a tribute for Bill Reid. What was supposed to be a three hour live event at the Museum of Anthroplogy at the University of British Columbia became a seven hour tribute. From this memorial I put together this one hour of memories and recollections from the many people who spoke about how Bill Reid touched their lives. Many thanks to the numerous broadcasters and independent documentary producers who donated their footage of Bill Reid that became part of this final project. I would like to acknowledge Vicki Gabereau who hosted this documentary, Herb Auerbach for guidance and support and Furio Sorrentino for his technical and creative input. If you scroll down the page you will see photos of some of the many individuals who spoke at the memorial.+ More details
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Three friends kayak around Haida Gwaii's Graham Island....part of a circumnavigation of the Haida Gwaii Archipelago (Graham, Moresby, Kunghit) but we only filmed the Graham portion...then it was time to put away the camera and enjoy...you can read an article on the rest of the journey here: http://content.yudu.com/A1re1x/akspring06/resources/35.htm+ More details
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Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson and the newly elected President of the Haida Nation, Peter Linton accompanied by two Hereditary Chiefs; Alan Wilson and Lonnie Young, with Guujaw, the former President of the Haida Nation, spoke eloquently about the failures of the entire political structure, the failure of the entire process to consider the reality as it is for the Haida nation.+ More details
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Project page: http://PlaceAndPipelines.org The proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline project is a polarizing topic in Canadian politics. The project will construct a dual pipeline connecting, Alberta’s Industrial Heartland region with a marine port on the coast of British Columbia. This will allow petroleum companies to ship dilute bitumen from Alberta’s tar sands to Asian Markets. Many residents who live along the proposed pipeline and tanker routes are concerned about the risk to the environment, their livelihoods, and their culture. This video uses images from my own journey through the landscape of the Northern Gateway project to connect the viewer with this region of western Canada. Quotes from statements made by local residents before a Joint Review Panel, as part of the Environmental Assessment process, are used to show how residents connect with the places they call home. The journey starts in Bruderheim, Alberta (just east of Edmonton) and follows the proposed pipeline route out to the coastal town of Kitimat, British Columbia. We then continue on to the islands of Haida Gwaii to include areas potentially impacted by tanker traffic. It is my hope that this video will help to educate people about this proposed project, the region, and its inhabitants, and gain a better understanding of what is at risk. For more information, go to the Place and Pipelines project web page. http://www.lifeandlandscape.ca/place-pipelines/ The amazing soundtrack was put together by James Elser https://www.facebook.com/jamelser+ More details
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I worked as a photographer and support vessel operator at a fishing lodge in Haida Gwaii this past summer, and spent my days ripping around on boats in the stunning marine environment of northern British Columbia. Occasionally, I'd bring a gopro along, and I've finally found time to put together a quick edit of the footage. Highlights include gorgeous sunrises, an octopus, a school of pink salmon, hungry seals, and a few of my trademark 12 pound springs. If you stick around long enough, there's also some pretty cool helicopter footage at the end of the video. Big shoutout to everyone who made the summer a good one. Tight lines. © Mark Kelsey markkelsey.ca MUSIC: "Atlas Hands (Thomas Jack Remix)" Benjamin Francis Leftwich "Byegone" Volcano Choir "Galapagos" Zimmer "Disparate Youth" Santigold "Riptide" Vance Joy "Given the Chance" The Kite String Tangle+ More details
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