A Forgotten Legacy: Spirit of Reclamation
One hundred years ago, the Fraser River gold rush opened the door for thousands of Euro-Americans seeking their fortune. For the Indigenous people of British Columbia, this overnight stampede triggered the ebb of the Native way of life forged on barter and trade.
A Forgotten Legacy: Spirit of Reclamation explores the participation and adaptability of British Columbia's Native people as a new economy overtook the land. Although their traditional cultural practices and beliefs were denigrated, these Indigenous people nevertheless brought their skills and knowledge to the emerging workforce. This is a story exploring the overwhelming contribution made by Native workers, laborers and entrepreneurs to a burgeoning British Columbia.
COMPANY: Chiaro Productions
PRODUCER: Martin de Valk
RUN TIME: 48 minutes