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People of the Potlatch ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB522124
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Laura Boulton
Directors:  Laura Boulton
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Ottawa),Office national du film du Canada (Ottawa)
Subject:  Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, Geography, Indigenous Peoples, Media and Communications, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary, Adult, Educators
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1944
Running Time:  21

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The native 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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