People of the Potlatch

People of the Potlatch

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The Indigenous peoples of northern British Columbia still hunt and fish, using a combination of traditional ways and modern equipment and techniques where appropriate. Lumbering and trapping bring them money and goods. Their traditional arts and crafts, however, remain essentially unchanged. This archival film reflects the social and cultural values and beliefs prevalent at the time of production.

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People of the Potlatch, Laura Boulton, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Laura Boulton
  • producer
    Laura Boulton
  • photography
    Leroy Robbins
  • associate editor
    Margaret Perry
  • consultant
    Marius Barbeau
  • participation
    Marius Barbeau
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