Item consists of a video recording of a live Zoom webinar hosted by Adrian Avendaño, Stewardship Program Manager with Still Moon Arts Society. The webinar is presented in partnership with the Burnaby Village Museum, Burnaby Public Library and Still Moon Arts Society. The webinar is titled "The Lege…
Date of Presentation: Tuesday, May 4, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Total Number of tracks: 1
Total Length of all tracks: 62 min., 28 sec.
Recording Device: Zoom video communication platform
Recording Note: Film was edited from it's original recorded version (77 min., 48 sec.) to edited version (62 min., 28 sec.) for public viewing on Heritage Burnaby.
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Item consists of a video recording of a live Zoom webinar hosted by Adrian Avendaño, Stewardship Program Manager with Still Moon Arts Society. The webinar is presented in partnership with the Burnaby Village Museum, Burnaby Public Library and Still Moon Arts Society. The webinar is titled "The Legend of Deer Lake and Indigenous histories of Burnaby" and is presented by John Preissl, Freelance Photographer of Squamish and Leq’á:mel Nation ancestry. The Zoom webinar is the third in a series of six "Neighbourhood Speaker series" webinars exploring a range of topics shared by Indigenous speakers and knowledge keepers that were presented and made available to the public between April 27 and May 12, 2021. The live webinar was also made available on the Burnaby Village Museum's facebook page. Community members were invited to participate by bringing questions during the interactive online sessions. This webinar was made available in In partnership with Still Moon Arts Society.
In this webinaar, John Preissl shares his family’s long history from the first Chief Capilano in the late 1700's to the present day. Looking through the lens of his camera, John weaves together stories of the Legend of Deer Lake, resource gathering in the Burnaby Lake Watershed, and protection of the sacred salmon and eagle habitat on the shared homelands of the Halkomelem and Skwxwú7mesh speaking peoples. The presentation is supported with photographs that John has taken over the years documenting the diverse environment and wildlife habitats in Burnaby, the lower mainland and west coast including waterways and the fight to protect it.
Following the presentation, John Preissl takes questions from the audience that are moderated by the host, Adrian Avendaño.
John Preissl is a Burnaby-based environmental, adventure, wildlife and Indigenous freelance photographer. He is a media expert with over two decades of media experience and consulting. John is of Squamish and Leq’á:mel Nation ancestry. His Great times-two Grandfather was the Great Chief Joe Capilano. John leads many First Nations Tours in Burnaby from Deer Lake, Burnaby Lake, Burnaby Mountain and pretty well all over Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations Lands.
Title based on content of video recording
We recognize that the Nation's names and their languages are not spelled correctly due to limitations in our database at this time. In the meantime, please refer to the Indigenous History in Burnaby Resource Guide for correct spelling; https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumlibrary7493
The following links were shared at the end of the presentation:
The Legend of Deer Lake: https://www.legendsofvancouver.net/deer-lake-burnaby-vancouver
Saving the Salmon: the Brunette River Story, a short film about the preservation of Brunette River: https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo4486
Saving Burnaby Lake, a short film about the preservation of Burnaby Lake: https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo4485
Still Creek Streamkeepers: https://stillmoonarts.ca/stewardship/streamkeepers/
John Preissl’s photography website: https://johnpreisslphotography.ca/