Fonds 131 - Joi Carlin fonds

Bill Reid makes his first cut Bill swinging an adze Paddles set against log Spectators Norman Tait's family Norman surrounded by family and guests Mercy hugging Isaac Tait family members Norman making his first cut Norman and Mercy Norman and Mercy hug Norman and the canoe log Mercy blesses the canoe log Mercy blesses the canoe log Mercy making her first cut Mercy making her first cut Tait family Squirrel dance and drums Squirrel Dance Squirrel Dance
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Joi Carlin fonds

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  • February 1987 (Creation)

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39 photographs : b&w negatives ; 35 mm negatives

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The negatives were provided by Reva Malkin for scanning at the MOA Archives. Ms. Malkin received these items from her friend, Joi Carlin. Further information regarding this donation is expected to follow.

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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.

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Additional photographs of the carving of this canoe and associated activities are available in the Ronnie Tessler fonds.

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