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Totem [videorecording (DVD)] : return and renewal / National Film Board of Canada ; producer, Bonnie Thompson ; written and directed by Gil Cardinal.

Cardinal, Gil. (Added Author). Thompson, Bonnie. (Added Author). National Film Board of Canada. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Camosun College Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Lansdowne Library E 99 H23 T68 2008 (Text) 26040002890206 Media Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (23 min., 3 sec.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Montréal, Qué. : National Film Board of Canada, c2007.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"An inspiring portrait of cultural history reclaimed."--Container.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematographer, Daron Donahue ; editor, Michel Lalonde ; original music, Clode Hamelin.
Summary, etc.:
The 2003 NFB film Totem: the Return of the G'psgolox Pole documented the struggle of the Haisla people of B.C. to recover a traditional mortuary totem pole. Despite great efforts, the Haisla were unable to repatriate the pole from the Swedish museum in Stockholm where it was housed. In 2007, however, the Swedish museum decided to return the object to its rightful owners. This documentary follows the events of the final journey of the G'psgolox Pole as it returns home to Kitamaat.
System Details Note:
DVD-R format. No scene indexing. No "skip" segments.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Close captioned.
Subject: Statens etnografiska museum (Sweden)
Haisla Indians > British Columbia > Kitimat Region.
Totem poles > British Columbia > Kitimat Region.
Indians of North America > Material culture > British Columbia.
Indian wood-carving > British Columbia.
Indians of North America > Antiquities.
Cultural property > Repatriation > British Columbia > Kitimat Region.
Documentary films.
Haisla > Culture.
First Nations > Culture > British Columbia.
First Nations > Antiquities.
First Nations > Cultural property > Repatriation.
First Nations > Cultural expropriation.

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