Photo Friday | Meet the Indigenous Peoples of B.C.’s Skeena River in 10 Gorgeous Pics

Photo Friday | Meet the Indigenous Peoples of B.C.’s Skeena River in 10 Gorgeous Pics

Photo Friday | Meet the Indigenous Peoples of B.C.’s Skeena River in 10 Gorgeous Pics

After the Fraser, the Skeena is British Columbia’s second longest river. For the area’s first inhabitants, the Tsimshian and Gitxsan, whose names respectively mean “inside the Skeena River” and “people of the Skeena River,” the river is everything.

Take a trip up river and back in time with these sweet images taken from the archives of Peoples of the Skeena, a documentary short from 1949 that explores the two worlds – Indigenous and White – these river dwellers must bridge.

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Watch the short doc below:

Peoples of the Skeena, , provided by the National Film Board of Canada

 

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  1. ON OUR TRIP TO THE AREA 11 YEARS AGO WITH SPIKE, WE SAW THE 1ST NATION PEOPLE OF THE AREA AND WHITNESSED SEVERAL OF THE MEN FISHING FROM THE RIVER BANK, WITH ALOT OF SUCCESS….
    LIVING OFF THE LAND IS THEIR CREED…………

    — FRANK DEVITT,
  2. Great pictures! That is history we nee to preserve!!

    — Joyce Hagel,
  3. One with baby on back. Is my great grandma Angeline Tommy & my late Aunty Augustine Morris

    — Alison Wilson,
  4. Thank you for these photos. Appreciated.

    — MPRon Blackwater,
  5. Sure wish we All can See these On TV..Mention Ahead when it’ll be On so we Can Tape & Watch..Most Appreciated

    — Beverley Brown,
  6. Wonderful short documentary about a beautiful place. Thank you.

  7. Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures of beautiful Sentient Beings! Loving kindness to all.

    — Benita Silas,
  8. Next time perhaps check the spelling of BC’s largest river!

    1. Thank you Brian for pointing out this glaring typo!
      It’s now been fixed.
      Carolyne

  9. Love the National Film Board films and documentaries.

    — Tammy Donovan,
  10. Wonderful photos!

    — claude,
  11. Fantastic photos.

    — Janice Romano,