Fonds 7 - Kuldip Gill fonds

Beach Participants with headdresses Participants in button blankets and headdresses Raising the pole Crowd and the top of the pole being raised Elders in button blankets Crowd on the beach at pole raising Preparing to raise the pole Bill Reid's pole at Skidegate prepared for raising Participant in button blanket, headdress, and with drum Top of Bill Reid's pole at Skidegate Pole being propped up Procession Group preparing for pole raising Bill Reid at Skidegate pole raising Preparing the pole to be raised Bill Reid at Skidegate pole raising Bill Reid speaking at pole raising in Skidegate Guiding the raised pole Crowd on the beach helping raise the pole
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Kuldip Gill fonds

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21 photographs

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(1934 - 2009)

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Kuldip Gill was born in Punjab, India; she and her family immigrated to Canada when Kuldip was five years old. The family formally settled in the Fraser Valley area of British Columbia. After working for several years in the resource industry, she pursued and obtained both a BA and MA in Social Anthropology from UBC, the latter in 1982. In 1988, she received a Ph.D. – also from UBC – after extensive travel to Fiji to research the lives of elderly Indian women there.

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Fonds consists of 21 photographs from the 1978 Bill Reid pole raising ceremony at Skidegate, an event at which Gill was an observer.

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