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Reeks First Nations
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The series consists primarily of material accumulated and/or created by Gillian Darling Kovanic during her travels abroad, both as a student of anthropology and a filmmaker. This series includes field research conducted by Kovanic with the Kalash in Pakistan, the Kom/Kati tribes in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Orissa in India, the Haida on the Queen Charlotte Islands [Haida Gwaii], British Columbia and the Kwakwaka’wakw in Alert Bay, British Columbia. Much of her fieldwork is made up of a study of the languages and cultural practices of the people being studied.
Included in the series are eleven field notebooks and thirty-nine corresponding cassette tapes, a handwritten Kalash’a dictionary, a notebook containing information on the ethnographic materials collected by Darling, which now reside with the Royal Ontario Museum, and approximately 4502 photographs, including slides, negatives, prints and digital photos. Also included are a number of academic and popular articles collected by Kovanic, which compliment her field research, including a unique, handwritten article by Wazir Ali Shah, secretary to the last ruler of Chital, Mehtar, in 1977, which was written after the original manuscript was lost. The series also contains published material, comprised of a teaching kit titled “Kalash Bread-making: From Field to Feast” and the Wakhi Language Book by Haqiqat Ali.

Gillian Darling Kovanic

This is Haida records

Series consists of images found in or related to Carter's 1969 published work. Focus is on photographic representations of First Nations communities and individuals throughout Haida Gwaii. Geographic locations include Anthony Island (Ninstins), Masset, Skedans, Skidegate, Tanu and Yan. Series also contains images related to the 1969 Masset pole raising ceremony in honor of Robert Davidson, Jr. Files are generally arranged chronologically according to subject matter and/or locality. Except where noted with square brackets, the titles for files and items in this series were taken from annotations on the original material.

Anthony Carter

Visions of Power, Symbols of Wealth Exhibition

The series contains slides relating to the exhibition Visions of Power Symbols of Wealth: Central Coast Salish Sculpture and Engraving. Images include exhibit views and various artifacts including masks, adzes, spindle whorls, mat creasers, and textiles.

Series includes --
Album 4: Slides 1-172
Album 5:
Sheet 1-2 Salish Exhibit 1 [exhibit views], Slides 1-1 – 1-29
Sheet 3-4 Salish Exhibit 2 [artifacts], Slides 2-1 – 2-39
Sheet 5-6 Salish Exhibit 3 [textiles, artifacts], Slides 3-1 – 3-35
Sheet 7 Salish Exhibit 4 [artifacts], Slides 4-1 – 4-19
Sheet 8-9 Salish Exhibit 5 [artifacts], Slides 5-1 – 5-36
Sheet 10-11 Salish Exhibit 6 [artifacts], Slides 6-1 – 6-35

Central Coast Salish Art Inventory

Series consists of slides representing the inventory of Central Coast Salish art photographed by Dr. Kew during his visits to various North American museums and the British Museum in preparation for the exhibition Visions of Power Symbols of Wealth: Central Coast Salish Sculpture and Engraving. The images illustrate a wide variety of traditional art objects including masks, adzes, spindle whorls, mat creasers, and totems poles, as well as various jewelry, instruments, and utensils. The series also includes two volumes of the Central Coast Salish Computerized Art Inventory, which provides a detailed physical description of each art object.

Series includes --

Album 1: Slides 03-560

Album 2:
Sheet 1-14 Slides 561-940
Sheet 15-32 [Uncatalogued Slides]

Album 3: [Uncatalogued Slides]

Box# 1: Central Coast Salish Computerized Art Inventory

Tsimshian files

Research notes compiled by Wilson Duff during his work on the Barbeau/Beynon material held at the National Museum of Canada (now Canadian Museum of History). This research, focused specifically on the Tsimshian culture, includes correspondence addressed to and/or written by Duff, files relating to the Nishga Land Claim of which Duff was involved as a witness, and typed manuscripts.