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Rainy day

A close-up image of a child in red hooded rain coat, a silhouette of an adult in the background. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Paula Finch dressed up for the rain."

Raven Mask

An image of a child holding a traditional First Nation mask. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Sheila Jules operates the mouth in a decorative Raven mask hanging in her home."

Ceremonial Mask

An close-up image of a person holding a wooden ceremonial mask. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "A very old ceremonial mask used at potlatches."

Basket Maker

An image of a woman holding a basket and a bundle of dried grass. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "In the Fall Mrs. Oscar gathers and dries grass from Rugged Point to use in making her grass and cedar baskets."

Kyuquot Wrist Band

A close-up image of person's hands holding a Kyuquot beaded wrist band. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Natalie Vincent holds a beaded wrist band. Can you see three traditional Nootka patterns: the Whale hunter in his canoe, the whale, and the eagle?"

Creating a Beaded Necklace

A close-up image of a person's hands creating a beaded necklace using bead loom. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Lucy Vincent makes a beaded necklace on her handmade bead loom."

Rugged Point Beach

An image of a beach shore with woodland in the background. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "The beach at Rugged Point is a good place to swim, beach comb, and picnic."

At Rugged Point Beach

An image of a child holding glass balls of different sizes. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Diane Jack holds glass balls found on Rugged Point beach. Every year thousands of these fish floats are lost by Japanese fishermen. They float over from Japan on the Japanese Current, and the surf throws them onto the beaches of the West Coast of North America."

Starfish

A close-up image of a person holding a number of sea stars. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Janet has found some starfish."

Beach Combing

An image of people wading in the water on a beach. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Beach Combing near the Western entrance."

Wedding Celebration

An image, taken inside of a gymnasium hall, shows four dancers wearing traditional First Nation clothing and walking across the room, a group of people sits on the floor. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Doing the Wild Man dance in the Big Hall at a potlatch celebrating a wedding."

A bone game, "La-hal"

An image of two men sitting, one holding unidentifiable objects in his hands and another holding a drum. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states that a man "shows the other team which hand holds the unmarked bone."

A bone game, "La-hal"

An image of two men sitting and chanting while one man beats a drum, other people stand by. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states that three men "... play La-hal. One man beats the drum while other two chant and hide the bones from their opponents. (You can learn to play La-hal from the enclosed sheet.)"

Feeding Seagulls

An image of two children and an adult feeding birds on the beach, two dogs stand nearby. Woodland and houses in far distance. According to the documentation included in the collection the description of the image states "Throwing bread crumbs to the seagulls."

Swimming in the Summer

An image of children sitting on an inflatable pool tube, a child standing on a dock and leaning onto a motor boat in the background. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Swimming in the Summer".

Balancing on a log

An image of a child standing on a log in water, surrounded by rocks. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Gina Sutherland balances on a log at outside beach."

Enjoying Clam Chowder

An image of adults and children sitting and eating at a table. According to the documentation included in the collection, the description of the image states "Everyone in the family enjoys Gina's clam chowder."

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