A collection of letters concerning land claims made by First Nations groups in the Nass and Skeena Rivers areas of British Columbia (~1909-1935). Purchased from Mcleod's Books, Vancouver. Various signatories to the letters. All the signatories are not listed here.
1. Correspondence from Lak-Kalzap Council to E. L. Stewart
2. Correspondence from many Chiefs (who met in Hazelton) to J. Brown
3. The Committee of Skeena River - Meeting Decisions from March 9th, 1910 (Handwritten)
4. The Committee of Skeena River - Meeting Decisions from March 9th, 1910(Typed)
5. List of Chiefs present at Committee of Skeena River Meeting on March 9 1910
6. Letter from Barrister W. E. Fisher, to Stephen Morgan concerning the costs of a potential court case against the Canadian government. Prince Rupert, B.C., July 4 1910.
7. Letter from representatives of Kiziguqula, Hazelton, Glenvowel, Kispayas, Kisgagas, Galdoah, Kitwinqula, Kitselas, and Kitwinga tribes to the Governor-General. Prince Rupert, B.C. Sept 24 1912.
8. Letter from C. M. Tate, Secretary of the Indian Rights Association of B.C. Oct 22, 1912.
9. Letter containing the reply of the Governor-General
10. Letter from C.M. Tate about Rights and Title. June 22, 1914.
11. Agreement between Stephen Morgan and Balmoral Cannery
12. Letter from Alex Morrison to Stephen Morgan concerning uniting the First Nations of British Columbia. Sept 11, 1916.
13. Letter from C. M. Tate. Dec 4 1916.
14. Letter from Balmoral Cannery to Stephen Morgan
15. Statement of the Committee of the Allied Tribes of British Columbia for the Government of Canada. Feb 5 1919.
16. BRITISH COLUMBIA INDIAN LAND CONTROVERSY - INFORMATION FOR THE ALLIED TRIBES. By J.A. Teit. Spence's Bridge, B.C. July 22 1919.
17. FINANCIAL STATEMENT ALLIED TRIBES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
31st DECEMBER, 1919.
18. Letter to Stephen Morgan from Assessor and Collector C. W. Homer concerning taxation. Dec 4 1920.
19. Records of Correspondence and Press
20. Letter to J. S. Morgan from Prime Minister's Office
21. First Nations representatives of Skeena River to Lieutenant-Govenor of B.C.
22. Village chiefs sign to form committee on land question
23. Brotherly Appeal by the Native Brotherhood of British Columbia
24. Letter from Wm Beynon of Native Brotherhood of B.C. to Stephen Morgan. Jan 23 1933.
25. Letter from Stephen Morgan concerning receiving further instructions from a museum about the restoration of totem poles in Kitseguela, B.C.
Manual to teach Chinook jargon and shorthand for Chinook jargon. Includes phonetic alphabet, syllables, vocabulary, words from French and English, verbs, and first lesson in Chinook.
Illustrated manuscript of E. Pauline Johnson's "The legend of the salt-chuck oluk". Published: Vancouver : Handicrafts Guild, [192-?]
The morning and evening prayer, and the litany, with prayers and thanksgivings, translated into the Neklakapamuk language. Published by the Church of English in 1878. For the Thomson people of Lytton, B.C. Cover in English, text in Neklakapamuk. Photo of the Holy Family glued inside the front cover.
The ministration of public baptism of infants and the burial of the dead, in the Kwagiutl language. Anglican. Published in Gitwangak, B.C, unknown date (early 1900s). 16 pages. Cover in English, text in Kwakiutl.
Prayers for before and after Catholic Holy Communion, written in Latin, French, English, Chinook, Thomson, Shushwap, and Okanagan. Includes a phonectic alphabet.
Carrier Catholic Prayer Book from Stuart Lake Mission written in 1901. Written in Carrier, prefaced in English and French. 338 pages. Leather covers, blind stamped, upper cover blind stamped with cruciform design, spine in gold, with floral decorations between raised bands. End papers decorated with gilt stamped design of repeating fleurons.
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NhIa’ka’pmx Nation Elder N’kixw’stn James explores leadership by looking at her personal history and upbringing. She explains the importance of respect in shaping leadership.
xwmuthkwey’um Musqueam Elder Shane Pointe (Ti' te-in) discusses how being a good follower is key to being a good leader. Additionally, he discusses the importance of family and cultural roles in establishing leadership skills, and how colonialism has changed Indigenous leadership and communities.