Nisga’a Chief Txaalaxhatkw (Frank Bolton), of the Eagle Clan of Gitlaxt'aamiks, wearing a cedar shoulder sash and ermine cape, holding two raven rattles.
Nisga’a Chief Israel Sgat’iin in Gitlaxt’aamiks, wearing a “silver tipped” grizzly bear robe, circa 1912.
Resolving the Nisga’a Land Question was a task taken to heart by our Nisga’a men and women. L-R: Dr. Frank Calder, Hubert Doolan, Senator Guy Williams, Eli Gosnell, unknown, William McKay, and James Gosnell.
The Nisga’a Land Commit- tee of 1913. (L-R) 4th row: Charlie Elliot, Mark Smith, Brian Peal, Charlie Brown, William Stevens. 3rd row: Mattew
Russ, Jeremiah Clayton, Charlie Davis, Leonard Douglas, Benjamin Benson, George Pollard. 2nd row: Benjamin Monroe, Peter Calder, William Lincoln, George Woodfield, Lazarus Moody, Andrew Mercer, William Angus, Alfred McKay, George Eli, Johnny Moore. 1st row: Paul Mercer, John Wesley, Steven Allan, Arthur Calder (Dr. Frank Calders Dad), Charlie Barton, William Foster, Sam Pollard, William McNeil.
Nisga’a President, James Gosnell, when asked by Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau to explain the Nisga’a postion regarding the Land Question — thundered out the famous phrase, “We own this land, lock, stock, and barrel...”
The old Nisga’a Village of Gitlaxt’aamiks, gracing the banks of the mighty Nass River.
Nisga’a Chief and family pictured with masks, blankets, and hoohlgan (Chieftain’s) boxes inlaid with precious shells.
Dr. Frank Calder after whom the famous Calder Case is named, outside the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa for the Nisga’a Final Agreement third reading debate November,1999.
The Nisga’a delegation led by Dr. Joseph Gosnell and Herbert Morven at the Throne Speech in Ottawa, October 12, 1999.
Nisga’a chiefs and members of the negotiating team outside the entrance to the parliament building in Ottawa, for the Throne Speech, October 12, 1999.
Nisga’a Pts’aans (totem poles) watchover a car coming onto the bridge over the Nass River leading into the Nisga’a Village of Gitwinksihlkw.
Four magnificent Pts’aans (totem poles) grace the entrance way to the Nisga’a village of Gitlaxt’aamiks administration building.
Nisga’a chiefs, elders, matriarchs, youth, and guests celebrate the raising of a Pts’aan (totem pole) in Gitwinksihlkw.
There is a renaissance of Nisga’a carving. We are seeing the great river and ocean-going canoes being brought back to life.
The Nisga’a have a long and storied relationship with music and in particular brass. They are performing here at the opening of the Nisga’a Village of Gingolx Community Centre.
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