British Columbia: An Untold History, Nature + Co-Existence
ProducerScreen Siren Pictures
SubjectsActivism Asian Studies Canadian History Colonialism Diversity Education Environment First Nations Immigration Indigenous
- Release Date 2021
- Running Time 56 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada
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Examines how the history of British Columbia is inseparably fused with the history of natural resources. The careful stewardship of the land by First Nations over millennia was disregarded when settlers arrived with industrial mega-projects. Indigenous peoples were among the first to fight deforestation, standing up against logging companies in Lyell and Meares Island. When the government offered to designate the land as a national park, Indigenous leaders countered with an idea that had never been tried before: co-management. This push for co-existence succeeded, and today the land is jointly overseen by the Haida Nation and the provincial government, much like the Nuu-Chah-Nulth in Clayoquot territory. First Nations, non-Indigenous environmentalists, and Greenpeace set an example that spread across the world.
Titles included in British Columbia: An Untold History:
- Change + Resistance: Uncovers the Indigenous resistance to oppression in British Columbia. First Nations persevered through years of brutality and criminalization -- remembering this history is an act of refusal to be erased.
- Labour + Persistence: Explores the history of labour and equality in British Columbia. First Nations, immigrants, and women fought overseas for Canada in both World Wars, and then kept fighting for equal rights at home.
- Migration + Resilience: Reveals the immigrant narratives of resilience that define British Columbia. Asian migrants, the Doukhobors, and American war resisters catalyzed social movements that still continue today.
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