Giving Back The Name With Respect Blue Ray

Giving Back The Name With Respect Blue Ray

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Giving Back The Name With Respect Blue Ray

“Giving Back The Name With Respect” is a 23 minute documentary that tells the historic story of the colonial name, Queen Charlotte Islands, being respectfully given back to the Crown by the Haida Nation at a ceremony held in Gaw Old Massett, Haida Gwaii on June 17, 2010.

At the ceremony the Islands’ proper name, Haida Gwaii, was formally recognized by British Columbia – a symbolic event illuminating new beginnings and the spirit of reconciliation. The short documentary tells the story of this monumental event in Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, and Canadian history.

The documentary was first previewed on April 2, 2017 in Vancouver at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, the day after the Reconciliation Pole Raising at the University of British Columbia. The timing of the first screening was set to coordinate with the pole raising because of the important topic of reconciliation expressed within the documentary.