Monday, September 26, 2016

Bella Bella - Royal Visit

No filmmaking workshops today since the Bella Bella community was a little busy.

All the magic happened in the Community Hall since
it was raining so hard that no one could dance on the Breakwater.

Design by Heiltsuk artist, KC (last name to come soon)

Heiltsuk Nation Right & Title signs!
Support for true Truth & Reconciliation
Our World filmmaker alumni, Natalia, holds a drum made by her Grandmother for this occasion!
Natalia will drum and sing and Latoya will dance today! Latoya will work on a film this year.
Our World documents the events just in case a young filmmaker needs some of the footage
Everyone waited 2 and 1/2 hours but soon the guests of honour arrive....

Media frenzy for the Duke and Duchess as they greet Hereditary Chiefs
The community also welcomes Jodi Wilson-Raybould - Minister of Justice
(although the community was not so kind to Premiere Christy Clark - she got booed)
FULL house

The dancing and drumming was incredible - The Children's series: Herring Song, Ladies Welcome and the Archers Dance. Also Max Johnson's Celebration Song and Haida Song Part 1 and 2. Also the speeches were thoughtful and strong - always in keeping with the Heiltsuk strong self governance stance and dedication to community and the environment.

Children's Dance

Latoya (right) after dancing 
Beautiful blankets and cedar hats!
Nadia (will work on a film this year) and Michelle (Language Teacher)  leave the dance floor
Heiltsuk Hereditary Chiefs seated in a place of honour
Heiltsuk Hereditary Chiefs  in glorious regalia
Heiltsuk Hemas in more incredible regalia
The Duchess spikes the camera!

Chief Marilyn Slett gives an inspiring and touching speech
Lots of beautiful gifts were given!
Here, artist KC, gives his painting of his design made especially for this event!

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