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Here you will find educational videos
about local culture that you can share with your students.
Ministry of TranBC
The Two-Headed Serpent: A Story from the Squamish Nation
http://www.tranbc.ca The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure recently unveiled the Squamish Pedestrian overpass on Highway 99. 1.4 km south of Squamish, the overpass will connect Squamish Nation land on either side of the highway and railway. Here is a link to our Flickr set of the overpass: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tranbc/sets/72157628526635209/ The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure partnered with the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre to have their Youth Ambassador Program produce a short video about the First Nation legend associated with the design of the Squamish Pedestrian Overpass which was created in collaboration with the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre and the Squamish Nation. This project is a component of the Cultural Journey Phase II which is supported in part by Western Economic Diversification Canada.
Story of Cedar, Cedar Hat Weaving & Bark Pulling Cowichan Coast Salish
From the moment of birth, to the time of passing, cedar has traditionally played a vital role in the life of the First People of the Pacific Northwest. This 30min documentary tells the story of cedar, how the bark is stripped from the cedar tree and prepared for cedar weaving (hats) and discusses the art of cedar weaving and the affect this workshop had on the participants. Project was facilitated by Maria Sampson. The video was produced by Louise McMurray and the Cowichan Aboriginal Film Festival and directed, shot and edited by Phil Ives.
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