The fonds consists of photographs documenting the welcome ceremony that occurred in February 1987 for the canoe project by Nisga’a carver Norman Tait. The Museum of Anthropology appears in the background of multiple pictures in which spectators can be seen gathered for the 1st cut ceremony of the canoe log. Norman The event included speeches as well as ceremonies and performances by Norman Tait and his close relatives. Joe David, Reva Robinson, and Bill Reid are among the other notable individuals that appear in these images.
Image is of welcome ceremony crowd including children and spectators holding umbrellas. Norman and Sadie Tait stand at right side of image while part of museum exterior can be seen in the background on the left side of image.
Norman as he performs his squirrel dance on top of the canoe log. A set of paddles can be seen set against the canoe log. At the right of the image, a Tait family member is holding a skin drum with his back to the camera.
Image is of Norman performing his squirrel dance on top of the canoe log while Mercy stands watching him with her back to the camera on the left side of image. Another Tait member appears on the right side of image holding a drum.