Yahgu dang ang: "To Pay Respect" • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 1)

Yahgu dang ang: To Pay Respect • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 1)

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Part of the Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art series

Many Haida cultural treasures currently housed in museums around the world were looted from old and vacated Haida village sites. In their zeal, early explorers to Haida Gwaii took away grave goods and human remains, a questionable academic practice that continues to perplex aboriginal people. Today the Haida have begun the process of repatriation and the first to return are the ancestors themselves. Although they've encountered resistance, negotiators have brokered arrangements with local and Canadian museums, the first of these with the national museum in Ottawa. In Yahgu dang ang: "To Pay Respect", the Haida prepare to rebury the remains of seven of their ancestors in Skidegate, British Columbia with a traditional burning of food. Two key individuals in Haida repatriation efforts are featured.


Titles included in this series:

What is Haida Art? (23 minutes)
Spruce Root Weaver: Isabel Rorick (21.5 minutes)
Cedar Bark Weaver: Victoria Moody (22 minutes)
Argillite Carver: Christain White (20 minutes)
Carrying on the Tradition (21.5 minutes)
The New Masters (22.5 minutes)
Portrait of a Mask Maker: Reg Davidson (23 minutes)
Journey of Song (22 minutes)
Chiefly Possessions (23 minutes)
Robert Davidson: Eagle of the Dawn, Parts 1 & 2 (47 minutes)
Paradox of Attribution (24 minutes)

For more information about the series producers visit http://www.urbanrez.ca

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