Writing the Land

Writing the Land

DVD - 2007
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The Musqueam people have lived for thousands of years in and around what is now the city of Vancouver. (The word Musqueam is an anglicized term describing 'where the Muxqui [river grass] grows.') This film meticulously combines film language with Hunkamenum words to recreate Musqueam elder Larry Grant's experience of rediscovering his language and cultural traditions.
Publisher: Montreal : National Film Board of Canada, c2007
Branch Call Number: 970.3 C65W9b
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (8 min.) ; sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: National Film Board of Canada

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VPL's 2011 Storyteller in Residence, Henry Charles, is a member of the Musqueam Nation. This DVD pays tribute to his ancestral roots.


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