CHIEF DAN GEORGE: ACTOR & ACTIVIST

Bibliography and Resources

Bibliography

Chief Dan George, The Best of Chief Dan George. 2004, Hancock House.

Chief Dan George, Lament for Confederation (text), 1967.

Hilda Mortimer, You Call Me Chief: Impressions of the Life of Chief Dan George. 1981, Doubleday Canada.

1967 and “Lament for Confederation.” 2016, CanLitGuide, University of British Columbia.

CBC Archives footage of Chief Dan George’s ‘Lament for Confederation,’ 1967. (on this page)

Bob Joseph, Reflections in 2017 on the 1967 Centennial Speech of Chief Dan George. 2017, Indigenous Corporate Training, Inc.

Judy Klemesrud, ‘Movies‘, February 21, 1971, The New York Times.

Janet Rogers, Has anything changed? Revisiting Chief Dan George’s iconic ‘Lament for Confederation.’, 2017, Opinion, CBC.


Image Sources

Home Page: Lorraine Fenkner, Courtesy of Carol Lord; MacLean’s Magazine, July 1971; Tazim Damji, (NVMA) Volunteer; Luke Thomas family.

Banner Image: NVMA 16256; jacket & moccasins photo by T. Damji; UBC Museum of Anthropology Archives, Vancouver, Canada – Anthony Carter fonds MOA a038355c141; Luke Thomas Family; Native Voice Cover, 1958, David Neel artist; NVMA 16020; NVMA 16252; Universal Television.

Other Pages: UBC Museum of Anthropology Archives, Vancouver, Canada – Anthony Carter fonds; NVMA; designer Ria Kawaguchi;  T. Damji; Lorraine Fenkner, Courtesy Carol Lord; Luke Thomas Family; In Circle LP (Chief Dan George & ‘Fireweed’), Can Base Records, 1973; & Universal Television, 1972; Preston L. Tait, BCMC Collection (NVMA).

Chief Dan George: Actor and Activist Video (on this page)

Produced by Triangle Video Productions,  Chief Dan George: Actor and Activist Video, 2017.  ©2017 NVMA.

Motion clips include: Cariboo County “One Man Crowd” 1966-05-23, CBC Archives Sales/Archives Radio-Canada, Telescope “Chief Dan George” 1971-05-25, CBC Archives Sales/Archives Radio-Canada, Beachcombers “Hail to the Chief” 1976-05-23, CBC Archives Sales/Archives Radio-Canada, Little Big Man 1970 (https://archive.org/). Still image sources: North Vancouver Museum & Archives, UBC Museum of Anthropology Archives, Vancouver, Canada – Anthony Carter fonds, Charlene Aleck, Luke Thomas, Lorraine Fenkner, Courtesy of Carol Lord, MacLean’s Magazine, July 1971, “Centennial Speech” from the album In Circle by Chief Dan George & ‘Fireweed’.

Videos

Additional Resources

First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC)
FNESC is a First Nations-controlled collective organization focused on advancing quality education for all First Nations learners. They provide lists of resources about First Peoples for teachers and have a teacher’s guide on residential schools and reconciliation for grade 5.

Tsleil-Waututh Nation  –  website
This site provides information about the Tsleil-Waututh Nation today, their culture and their history.

Squamish Nation – website
This site provides information about the Squamish Nation today, their culture and their history.

North Vancouver Museum and Archives (NVMA) Pinterest Page. The NVMA has posted a variety of resources including historical photographs, links to videos, teacher’s guides, and more on Pinterest.

The NVMA’s temporary exhibit Chief Dan George: Actor & Activist (2017/18)  was funded by the Government of Canada; sponsorship was provided by the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation); the exhibit was developed in close collaboration with the George family.