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Martine J. Reid
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Paddling to Where I Stand collection

  • 138
  • Collection
  • 1979 - 2003

Collection illustrates the gathering of information and writing of the book “Paddling to Where I Stand.” Collection includes interviews to Agnes Alfred conducted by Martine J. Reid and Daisy Sewid-Smith between 1979 and 1985. Interviews are documented as audio and video recordings and their written transcriptions. Collection includes other materials gathered by Martine J. Reid and Daisy Sewid-Smith for the edition and publication of the book. Collection also contains the manuscripts and draft for the book; correspondence between Martine J. Reid, Daisy Sewid-Smith and other people; eulogies and funeral pamphlets; Agnes Alfred’s family information; historical notes; and miscellanea. Collection includes photographic materials with photographs included in the book and additional photographs gathered by Martine J. Reid and Daisy Sewid-Smith during their research. Collection includes portraits of Agnes Alfred’s parents.

Martine J. Reid

Interviews and Event Recording

Series includes audio and video interviews with Agnes Alfred and other members of the Kwakwaka'wakw community. Series also includes translations of some of those interviews or sections by Daisy Sewid-Smith

Martine J. Reid

Kitty (Cathy) Ferry: Fish Taxonomy

Kitty (Cathy) Ferry talks about fish taxonomy with Martine de Widerspach-Thor (Reid) in English and Kwakwala. Recorded at Mrs. Kitty Ferry's house in Vancouver. Item was labelled as tape number III.

Martine J. Reid

Mrs. Agnes Cranmer: Beliefs and Myths Pertaining to the Aquatic World

Item includes two audio cassette tapes with recordings of Mrs. Agnes Cranmer.
Tape a: Mrs. Agnes Cranmer: Beliefs and Myths pertaining to the aquatic world.

  • Side 1: 1- Max'enox. 2- Wawalis, 3- Xuyim
  • Side 2: 4- Migwat

Tape b: Mrs. Agnes Cranmer: Beliefs and Myths pertaining to the aquatic world.

  • Side 1: 1- Max'enox. 2- Wawalis, 3- Xuyim
  • Side 2: 4- Migwat

Recorded by Martine de Widerspach-Thor (Reid) at the house of Mrs. Agnes Cranmer in Alert Bay.

Martine J. Reid

Chief Jim King

Chief Jim King. Recorded by Martine de Widerspach-Thor (Reid) at Mrs. Agnes Cranmer's house, at Alert Bay.
Side 1: Word list, copper, mask, colour, etc.
Side 2: Bacbakwalanuxsiwae

Martine J. Reid

Audiotape Backup of Videotape

Item is a recorded interview to Agnes Alfred telling stories on February 10, 1985. Tapes were recorded by Martine Reid, at Chief Jimmy Sewid's house and in the presence of Mrs. Jimmy Sewid and Daisy Sewid-Smith.
Item includes 3 tapes:

  • An original video recording of the interview in a Beta Video Cassette tape
  • A copy video recording of the interview in VHS a Video Cassette tape
  • An original audio recording of the interview in an Audio Cassette tape (considered as a backup by creator)
    Interview was not transcribed

Martine J. Reid

Agnes Alfred and Daisy Sewid-Smith at Jimmy Sewid's house

Conversation between Agnes Alfred and her granddaughter Daisy Sewid-Smith., recorded by Martine Reid at Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Sewid's house, Campbell River on February 18, 1975.
Side 1: Agnes Alfred ad Daisy discuss the 1921 "illegal" potlatch at Village Island followed by the arrest of many participants, including herself and her husband.
Side 2: Regular and larger canoes, Agnes' may names and the origins of the names, where she was born, her houses, menstruation, pregnancy, having children, reincarnation, aristocracy, etc.

Martine J. Reid

Translations

Item is handwritten translations of tape ----------------------- by Daisy Sewid-Smith.
Item includes a letter to Martine J. Reid from Daisy Sewid-Smith explaining the content of the notes, dated January 25, 1999.
Item includes notes by Martine J. Reid related to the edition of the manuscript

Daisy May Sewid-Smith

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