VANCOUVER, June 4 /CNW/ - The BC Treaty Commission will host the premiere
of Nisga'a dancing in both worlds, a film about the people of the Nass and
their epic struggle to secure their traditional territory and maintain their
way of life through a modern-day treaty.
The event takes place at:
7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Simon Fraser University Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
515 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver
Filmmakers John Bassett and Rosalind Farber made numerous trips to
Nisga'a territory beginning in 2003 to document Nisga'a history, their
struggle and life since the Nisga'a treaty was signed in May 2000.
Bassett, perhaps best known for his contribution to A Planet for the
Taking, a Nature of Things series which won a United Nations Environmental
Award, initially financed the documentary himself believing the remarkable
Nisga'a story had to be told.
To arrange an interview with the filmmakers or with the Nisga'a leaders
featured in the documentary, Dr. Joseph Gosnell and Nisga'a Lisims Government
President Nelson Leeson, please contact:
For further information:
For further information: Eric Grandison, Communications Coordinator,
Nisga'a Lisims Government, (250) 633-3029 or (250) 615-9407 (cel); OR Brian
Mitchell, Communications Manager, BC Treaty Commission, (604) 482-9215 or
(604) 788-5190 (cel)