are available from community and school libraries in Prince Rupert
in vhs format. Individual copies can be ordered at cost from Charles
Menzies, Department of Anthropology, UBC for educational purposes.
Broadcast rights are held by Charles Menzies and, where noted, by
Tsimshian communities. To order an individual DVD copy please
send a cheque or money order, payable to Forests and Oceans for
the Future Project, Dept. of Anthropology, University of British
Columbia, 6303 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1.
All Forests and Oceans for the Future documentaries can be ordered from the
Ethnographic Film Unit at UBC. For pricing and order forms please
Streamed versions of the documentaries can be
viewed by clicking on the pictures below.
In this documentary the UBC research team returns to Gitxaała to
present the project's research finding in a manner that recognizes
and respects cultural protocols. It discusses the vital importance
of publicly handing over the research findings and the keeping of
research materials and results in Gitxaała to the community. Returning
to Gitxaała is a companion documentary to the View from Gitxaała
and is a valuable concrete demonstration of cross-cultural respect
for researchers, community consultants and students of social science
and educational studies.
The primary focus of the Forests for the Future research project
has been exploring local ecological knowledge held by members of
the Gitxaała Nation, the indigenous inhabitants of the coastal archipelago
that stretches more than 100 miles south from the mouth of the Skeena
River. The project has deployed a collaborative research protocol
that involves university-based researchers and Gitxaała community
members. This video describes the research process and protocol
from the point of view of Gitxała community members. (~15 minutes).
Oona River is a non-indigenous community about 20 miles to the south
of Prince Rupert. Residents in this small community have maintained
a living from natural resource use that has required an intimate
understanding of local ecology. The video introduces viewers to
community members, local history, and the economic and ecological
foundation of the community. This video complements Unit Plan 6.
As a counter point to science-based systems of knowledge, relied
upon by government agencies, this video explores the ways in which
small-scale fishermen from Prince Rupert make sense of the way fish
behave. This video reveals the wealth and depth of fishers
knowledge. We learn the ways in which fishing gear, age, and regulations
intersect with fishers experiences in a way that produces
a dynamic knowledge that resource managers need to take into account
if resource management plans are to be truly effective. (24 minutes).
In Working in the Woods Tsimshian community members describe
the experiences of their family and themselves working in the forest
industry. This video is designed as a complement to Unit 4: Tsimshian
Involvement in the Forest Sector and closely follows the structure
of the curriculum lesson plan. (~25 minutes).