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Interviews with native Indian leaders relating to Our Chiefs and Elders portfolio and exhibition [sound recording]. 


[ca. 1980-1991]

Place of creation

British Columbia

24 audio casettes (ca. 22 h).

Scope and content

The series consists of sound recordings containing oral history interviews with forty-six (46) B.C. Native Indian Leaders recorded by David Neel for his portfolio and exhibition of portrait photographs entitled "Our Chiefs and Elders". In two of these sound recordings, the artist has also discussed his work and local events. In the exhibition, printed excerpts from these recorded interviews were displayed adjacent to photographs of the particular person interviewed. The Native leaders interviewed include: Catherine Adams; Agnes Alfred; Chief Alvin & Ethel Alfred (with Lily Speck); Chief Councillor Harry Assu; Grace Azak; native leader Gabriel Bartleman; Mary Clifton; Chief Clarence Dempsey Collinson; native leader Agnes Cromner; Chief Councillor Ruby Dunstan; tribal leader Alex Frank; Chief Henry Geddes; Chief Councillor Leonard George; tribal leader Adelaide Haffter; Mary Hayes; Chief Bill Hunt & Chief Councillor Alfred Hunt; native leader Emma Hunt; Gabriel Jack; Mary Jackson; Margaret Joseph; native leader Clarence Jules; tribal leader Bert Mack; Chief Joe Mathias; [David Neel re; his photograph portfolio for the Exhibition]; Chief Rod Robinson; Grand Chief James Scotchman; native leader Adam Shewish (with native leader Louisa Watts); native leader Lucy Smith; tribal leader Ed Sparrow; Lily Speck (with Chief Alvin & Ethel Alfred); Hazel Stevens; Chief Charlie Swanson; Chief Councillor Saul Terry; native leader Aggie Thorne; native leader Sarah Tutube; [Vancouver Mohawk Rally, with David Neel]; J.J. Walkas; native leader Louisa Watts (with native leader Adam Shewish); native leader Ellen White; Eddy Williams; Lucy Williams; Chief Allen Wilson; Chief Ernest & Winnie Yeltatzie; Chief Nathan Young.

Sound recordings
90: Open
Archival reference no.

Terms of use

Reproduction and use in any form requires the written permission of donor and copyright holder, David Neel.
Credit the National Archives of Canada.

See MISACS for item-level descriptions. (Electronic)


Related control no.

1. 1995-0059 MISA
2. 118-080384-1