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Alfred Joseph - Wet'suwet'en use of oral history Oct. 10/97

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7204
Date Range
October 10, 1997
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
Scope and Content
Item is an interview with Gisdewe Alfred Joseph regarding Witsuwit'en use of oral history. The interviewer is Leif Jorgensen and the questions were by Misty Jorgensen.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
Parallel Title
Alfred Joseph - Witsuwit'en use of oral history Oct. 10/97
Creator
Bulkley Valley Museum
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
File 197
Accession No.
2017.28
Physical Description
1 cassette
Date Range
October 10, 1997
Scope and Content
Item is an interview with Gisdewe Alfred Joseph regarding Witsuwit'en use of oral history. The interviewer is Leif Jorgensen and the questions were by Misty Jorgensen.
Subject Access
Witsuwit'en
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Arthur Michel

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions1550
Date Range
ca 1920
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on photograph contents and information from Proud Past: A history of the Wet'suwet'en of Moricetown BC.
Creator
H.F. Macleod
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0788
Accession No.
1982.3
Physical Description
1 photograph; b&w; 13.5 x 8 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Negative Number
F61
Date Range
ca 1920
Subject Access
Witsuwit'en
Notes
Photograph is a print created by the Bulkey Valley Museum. Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Christine Namox, Madeline Dennis, Connie Tiljoe, Mary George and Madeline Alfred at Smithers, B.C. 25th anniversary celebration

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions3749
Date Range
August 1938
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
[Val Tomlinson]
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P3518
Accession No.
1996.146.1
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 11.4 x 8.1 cm
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
August 1938
Subject Access
Witsuwit'en
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Written on back of photo "Indian women at Smithers Birthday Celebration Aug 1938"
Val Tomlinson is W.V. Tomlinson, drugstore owner.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Group photo with Lady Lucy Boo and son, Leon, at Decker Lake.

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions1271
Date Range
[191-?]
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Bernice Martin
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0509
Accession No.
1979.20.454
Physical Description
1 photograph: b & w; 15 x 10cm.
Date Range
[191-?]
History / Biographical
The Boo family lived in Decker Lake in an area known as Boo Flats.
The family was Wet'suwet'en First Nation.
Subject Access
Witsuwit'en
Geographic Access
Decker Lake, B.C.
Notes
Photograph is a modern reprint. Lucy Boo is second from right, holding baby Leon.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Indigenous man clubbing a harpooned salmon

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions3850
Date Range
August 14, 1933
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Original database caption: "These pictures (P3714-3717) were taken at an old Indian town called Moricetown, on August 14."
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P3716
Accession No.
Part of P3714-P3799, accession number unknown
Physical Description
1 Photograph: sepia; 7 x 11.5 cm
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
August 14, 1933
Custodial History
Photographs were donated by Warren Harrer (Jr?), likely in the late 1990s.
Subject Access
Witsuwit'en
Geographic Access
Moricetown Canyon
Moricetown, B.C.
Witset, B.C.
Notes
Written on back of photograph: "Indian clubbing a salmon he hooked & caught with a harpoon"
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Indigenous man holding salmon

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions3848
Date Range
August 14, 1933
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Photo of a young Indigenous man holding two salmon at Moricetown (Witset).
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Original database caption: "These pictures (P3714-3717) were taken at an old Indian town called Moricetown, on August 14."
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P3714
Accession No.
Part of P3714-P3799, accession number unknown
Physical Description
1 Photograph: sepia; 7 x 11.5
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
August 14, 1933
Custodial History
Photographs were donated by Warren Harrer (Jr?), likely in the late 1990s.
Scope and Content
Photo of a young Indigenous man holding two salmon at Moricetown (Witset).
Subject Access
Witsuwit'en
Geographic Access
Moricetown Canyon
Moricetown, B.C.
Witset, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Indigenous woman cleaning salmon at Moricetown Canyon

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions3849
Date Range
August 14, 1933
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Original database caption: "These pictures (P3714-3717) were taken at an old Indian town called Moricetown, on August 14. In this picture, the two salmon Warren Harrer's uncle bought for 25 cents."
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P3715
Accession No.
Part of P3714-P3799, accession number unknown
Physical Description
1 Photograph: sepia; 11.5 x 7 cm
Scan Resolution
72 dpi
Date Range
August 14, 1933
Custodial History
Photographs were donated by Warren Harrer (Jr?), likely in the late 1990s.
Subject Access
Witsuwit'en
Geographic Access
Moricetown Canyon
Moricetown, B.C.
Witset, B.C.
Notes
Written on back of photorgraph: "Indian woman cleaning Salmon in Morristown Aug. 14"
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Indigenous youth carrying salmon

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions3851
Date Range
August 14, 1933
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Original database caption: "These pictures (P3714-3717) were taken at an old Indian town called Moricetown, on August 14."
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P3717
Accession No.
Part of P3714-P3799, accession number unknown
Physical Description
1 Photograph: sepia; 7 x 11 cm
Date Range
August 14, 1933
Custodial History
Photographs were donated by Warren Harrer (Jr?), likely in the late 1990s.
Subject Access
Witsuwit'en
Geographic Access
Moricetown Canyon
Moricetown, B.C.
Witset, B.C.
Notes
Written on back of photo: "Indian boy with Salmon that he speared at Morristown, B.C. (old Indian town) Aug. 14"
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Interview with Perry Rath

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions11950
Date Range
May - June 2021
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Scope and Content
Interviews with teacher and artist Perry Rath, recorded May 26 and June 9 2021 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of interview, PDF and .docx copies of question pre…
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
textual record
Creator
Cassandra McKenney
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.12
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
2.22 GB of digital records
Date Range
May - June 2021
Scope and Content
Interviews with teacher and artist Perry Rath, recorded May 26 and June 9 2021 at the Old Church in Smithers by Cassandra McKenney, BVM oral history intern. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, MP3 access file, PDF bibliographic form, photo from day of interview, PDF and .docx copies of question prep, and .csv file of subject indexing.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

Perry Rath talks about his parents, family, family culture, and his early life in Ontario.

keywords

Heather Ingram; high school; Norman Rath; Ontario; Sarnia; Univeristy of Guelph

subjects

family; schooling; spirituality

Perry Rath talks about his early jobs and volunteer work at and after university as well as his partner through university, who joined him on many of these projects.

keywords

Campus Radio Station; Ontario Public Interest Research Group; travel; University Library

subjects

permaculture; relationships; volunteering; work

Perry Rath talks about the loss of his partner, Dawn Gugler, to a car crash, his experience with grief, and how it affected him and his art.

keywords

Australia; car crash; Celebration of Life; spirituality

subjects

Dawn Gugler; memorial bursary; travel

Perry Rath talks about his travel during University in South America, his friend's business of purchasing local crafts, and an encounter with the Shining Path revolutionary group.

keywords

craft fair; Shining Path

subjects

Bolivia; Peru

Perry Rath touches on how his experiences in high school led him to his support and advocacy for the LGBTQ community, and his life experience with grief.

keywords

Buddhist silent retreat; grandfather's death; meditation; WWOOF

subjects

grief; LGBTQ+

Perry Rath explains how he ended up moving to Smithers and his involvement with community members, odd jobs and volunteer projects. He also talks about his travel around Canada and beyond before settling down, and how he met his partner.

keywords

Joe L'Orsa; Sheila Peters; Sustainable Living Bus; The Sirens; Victoria

subjects

Gaia Project; music festivals; relationships

Perry Rath talks about how his art has drawn inspiration from natural patterns and materials.

keywords

ashes; natural patterns; Thailand

subjects

art exhibition

Perry Rath tells about his time traveling in India, Laos and Thailand and his exposure to the culture and ceremony there.

keywords

Buddhism; Laos; Thailand

subjects

alternative education; India; travel

Perry Rath describes how he came to live at the intentional community at Astlais Mountain Ranch when he first moved to Smithers.

keywords

Astlais Mountain Ranch; historical photographs; Norfolk Farms

subjects

Intentional Community; Smithers

Perry Rath discusses how his first exhibits at the Art Gallery were perceived as being new and contemporary compared to the natural landscapes and still-lifes typical of most local artists at the time. As well, he describes the different experience of being an artist in the Bulkley Valley compared to his previous homes.

keywords

community; contemporary art; found objects; historical photographs; teaching art

subjects

art exhibition; art installations; processing grief through art

Perry Rath discusses the art culture in Smithers compared to other towns in BC, and his more recent art projects.

keywords

commissions; ephemeral installations; historical maps

subjects

salmon; Smithers

Perry Rath describes how he originally got started as the art teacher at SSS.

keywords

art galleries; Ontario; Terrace; workshops

subjects

art; Simon Fraser University; Smithers Secondary School; teacher training

Perry Rath goes over his experience as an art teacher at SSS, his own expectations, and the diversity of students attending art class.

keywords

Smithers; student expectations; teaching strategies

subjects

art; students; teaching

Perry Rath discusses his involvement with art projects outside of the classroom, including painting plywood barriers around unused buildings and the war canoe project.

keywords

artistic plywood; Rainbow Alley; war canoe

subjects

community art projects; student art shows

Perry Rath tells about the painted ceiling tiles that were up in SSS, and the student protest at their removal.

keywords

Bulkley Valley District Hospital; controversy; Nature's Pantry; protest; sit-in

subjects

art tiles; artistic legacy; school remodeling; Smithers Secondary School

Perry Rath talks about his role with the extracurricular Youth for a Better World group at the Smithers Secondary School.

keywords

biomeiler; Geodesic Dome; Sally Cunningham; social activism; Sustainability Award

subjects

youth action

Perry Rath discusses how the GSA was created through the action of the Youth for a Better World in order to protect the students at the high school from discrimination.

keywords

anti-bullying policies; Gay-Straight Alliance; Gender-Sexuality Alliance; Safe Space

subjects

LGBTQ rights

Perry Rath talks about the painting of the rainbow sidewalk and the creation of the Pride Society.

keywords

community; controversy; high school; letters to the editor; LGBTQ+ pride

subjects

Pride Society; Rainbow Crosswalk; School Pride; Smithers Pride

Perry Rath talks about how the Pride celebrations moved online to adapt to the covid pandemic.

keywords

Covid-19; Facebook Live; train car

subjects

Covid and Pride

Perry Rath discusses how the removal of the sidewalk reopened controversy and contention in Smithers about the existence of the sidewalk. As well, he talks about the importance of the symbol to community members and visitors alike.

keywords

budget cuts; Covid-19

subjects

Rainbow Crosswalk

Perry Rath talks about his involvement volunteering with the CICK community radio, including his own radio show with his children.

keywords

DJ; Lightning Guitar Monsters

subjects

CICK; radio shows

Perrry Rath speaks about how he has directed his community involvement from a place of privilege to support marginalized communities.

keywords

subjects

LGBTQ; Witsuwit'en

Perry Rath talks about his personal life living and raising children in the Bulkley Valley, and his thoughts on the people of Smithers.

keywords

children; community support; hobbies; skiing

subjects

Bulkley Valley; town dynamics

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Office of the Wet'suwet'en Fonds

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions9646
Date Range
2000-2001
Collection
Office of the Wet'suwet'en fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
The fonds contains two copies of The Wet’suwet’en Voice, a monthly newsletter published by the Office of the Wet’suwet’en, from April 2000 and December 2001.
Collection
Office of the Wet'suwet'en fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Creator
Office of the Wet'suwet'en
Fonds No.
GF12
Accession No.
2020.34.38
2020.34.39
Physical Description
0.2 cm textual records
Date Range
2000-2001
History / Biographical
The Office of the Wet’suwet’en serves as the central office for the Wet’suwet’en Nation, in whose traditional territory (yin tah) Smithers and the Bulkley Valley are located. It is not a band council or a traditional governing body, but a political non-profit organization directed by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs. It was established in 1994 after the splitting of the Gitxsan-Wet’suwet’en Tribal Council, which had represented the two Nations during Delgamuukw vs. British Columbia. Based out of Smithers, the Office covers the communities of Hagwilget, Witset (Moricetown), Browman Lake, Skin Tyee, and Nee Tahi Buhn. It offers services relating to Lands and Resources, Fisheries and Wildlife, Human and Social Services, and Governance. Its vision statement reads: “We are proud, progressive Wet’suwet’en dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of our culture, traditions, and territories; working as one for the betterment of all.”
Custodial History
The items in this fonds were originally kept in the museum’s reference files and have no donor information. In August 2020 they were removed by museum staff members and officially accessioned. The fonds was created on August 31, 2020.
Scope and Content
The fonds contains two copies of The Wet’suwet’en Voice, a monthly newsletter published by the Office of the Wet’suwet’en, from April 2000 and December 2001.
Subject Access
Witsuwit'en
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Proud Past: A History of the Wet'suwet'en of Moricetown, BC

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions8616
Date Range
1980
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is a book entitled "Proud Past: A History of the Wet'suwet'en of Moricetown, B.C." The book contains an introduction title "The Origin of Tribes", four chapters title "In the Old Days", "A Time of Change", "The Old Ways Pass", "Hard Times", and a conclusion titled "The Future Calls".
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
Maureen Cassidy
Frank Cassidy
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
233
Accession No.
2019.35.1
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Date Range
1980
Publication
Moricetown, Canada: Moricetown Band
History / Biographical
(from back of book) Maureen Cassidy taught local history for Northwest Community College and worked as a land claims researcher for the Gitksan-Carrier Tribal Council. Frank Cassidy was coordinator of the Hazelton campus of Northwest Community College.
Scope and Content
Item is a book entitled "Proud Past: A History of the Wet'suwet'en of Moricetown, B.C." The book contains an introduction title "The Origin of Tribes", four chapters title "In the Old Days", "A Time of Change", "The Old Ways Pass", "Hard Times", and a conclusion titled "The Future Calls".
Subject Access
Witsuwit'en
Gitxsan
Geographic Access
Witset, B.C.
Moricetown Canyon
Moricetown, B.C.
Hagwilget Canyon
Hagwilget, B.C.
Notes
Title based on contents
Reproduction Restrictions
Copyright belongs to the publisher, the Moricetown Band. Copyright for photos included in the publication may belong to other museums, archives, or individuals.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Documents

Proud Past: A History of the Wet'suwet'en of Moricetown, BC

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Sheila Peters - Maps

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions9899
Collection
Sheila Peters fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
cartographic material
Scope and Content
Series contains three hand-annotated maps of the Gitksan and Witsuwit'en territories.
Collection
Sheila Peters fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
cartographic material
Creator
Sheila Peters
Fonds No.
PF31
Series No.
S5
Accession No.
2019.8
Physical Description
3 maps
History / Biographical
Sheila Peters is an author, journalist, artist, radio show host and activist who lived in Smithers from 1976 to 2018.
Custodial History
Items were donated by Sheila Peters on March 10th 2019, and may have originally been given to her by Richard Overstall. Map 1 (Traditional Boundaries of the Gitksan-Wet'suwet'en Territories) was found in collections on September 14th 2020; Map 2 (Territory of Wah Tah Keg'ht) was found in collections in early June 2021; Map 3 (map with Indigenous historical notes on the Gyedamskahish, Ootsa Lake, and Burns Lake areas) was found in collections in September 2021.
Scope and Content
Series contains three hand-annotated maps of the Gitksan and Witsuwit'en territories.
Subject Access
Gitxsan
Witsuwit'en
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Sheila Peters - Research and Drafts

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions9147
Date Range
[1994-1996]
Collection
Sheila Peters fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series consists of research notes and sources for Canyon Creek (written on note cards) and a draft copy of “Lot 1196: Canyon Creek: The Wet’suwet’en and the Bulkley Valley Settlers.”
Collection
Sheila Peters fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Sheila Peters
Fonds No.
PF31
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
2019.8
Physical Description
3.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1994-1996]
History / Biographical
Sheila Peters is an author, journalist, artist, radio show host and activist who lived in Smithers from 1976 to 2018.
Custodial History
Items were donated by Sheila Peters on March 10th 2019.
Scope and Content
Series consists of research notes and sources for Canyon Creek (written on note cards) and a draft copy of “Lot 1196: Canyon Creek: The Wet’suwet’en and the Bulkley Valley Settlers.”
Subject Access
Witsuwit'en
Geographic Access
Canyon Creek
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Signing of NWCC-Wet'suwet'en agreement

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions10895
Date Range
September 26, 1997
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Photo of training coordinator Darlene Glaim (center) signing an agreement between the Northwest Community College and the Wet'suwet'en Treaty Office (Office of the Wet'suwet'en), which allowed the Treaty Office to deliver fully-accredited NWCC courses. Hereditary chief Leonard George is at front le…
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Susan Smith
Fonds No.
BF5
Series No.
S4
Item No.
P8663
Accession No.
2020.36
Physical Description
1 photograph; colour
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
September 26, 1997
Custodial History
Photo was originally taken by Interior News staff for publication in the paper. It was retained by the News until being transferred to the Bulkley Valley Museum, likely in 2007, as part of a large donation of photographs, negatives, and textual records. Item was stored in Room 6 until being found in collections and accessioned in Fall 2020.
Scope and Content
Photo of training coordinator Darlene Glaim (center) signing an agreement between the Northwest Community College and the Wet'suwet'en Treaty Office (Office of the Wet'suwet'en), which allowed the Treaty Office to deliver fully-accredited NWCC courses. Hereditary chief Leonard George is at front left; at the back are college president Beth Davies (left) and NWCC board chair Kathleen Bedard (right).
Arrangement
Item was found in an envelope with other photographs from the same date. All photographs in this series have been removed from original order and arranged in the order in which they were scanned.
Subject Access
Witsuwit'en
Notes
Appears in the Interior News, October 1st 1997. Negative available.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Smithers Parade, Witsuwit'en float

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions5807
Date Range
August 6, 1938
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P5547
Accession No.
2014.17
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 14 x 8.5 cm
Date Range
August 6, 1938
Subject Access
Witsuwit'en
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Believed to be the 1938 Smithers Silver Jubilee parade. Identified are Peter Alfred, [?] and [Alec or Alex?] Tiljoe. The truck belonged to Peter Alfred. Photo is a modern reprint and laminated. Physical copy of photograph was not kept.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Images

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The Wet'suwet'en Voice

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions9648
Date Range
April 2000
Collection
Office of the Wet'suwet'en fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is the April 2000 edition of the Wet'suwet'en Voice newsletter. 12 pages.
Collection
Office of the Wet'suwet'en fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
Office of the Wet'suwet'en
Fonds No.
GF12
Accession No.
2020.34.38
Physical Description
0.1 cm textual records
Date Range
April 2000
Custodial History
This item was kept in the museum's reference files for an unknown length of time before being removed and accessioned on August 31, 2020.
Scope and Content
Item is the April 2000 edition of the Wet'suwet'en Voice newsletter. 12 pages.
Subject Access
Witsuwit'en
Geographic Access
Moricetown, B.C.
Witset, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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The Wet'suwet'en Voice

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions9649
Date Range
December 2001
Collection
Office of the Wet'suwet'en fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is the December 2001 edition of the Wet'suwet'en Voice newsletter. 16 pages.
Collection
Office of the Wet'suwet'en fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
Office of the Wet'suwet'en
Melanie Forsythe
Gary George
Fonds No.
GF12
Accession No.
2020.34.39
Physical Description
0.1 cm textual records
Date Range
December 2001
Custodial History
This item was kept in the museum's reference files for an unknown length of time before being removed and accessioned on August 31, 2020.
Scope and Content
Item is the December 2001 edition of the Wet'suwet'en Voice newsletter. 16 pages.
Subject Access
Witsuwit'en
Geographic Access
Moricetown, B.C.
Witset, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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