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Yalis Rising  – Celebrating the T’lisalagi’lakw School  –  29 min. 2020

Produced by ‘Namgis First Nation –  A film by Ed Carswell

Conceived and built by the ‘Namgis First Nation, the T’lisalagi’lakw Elementary School holds the deep spirit of Alert Bay, BC.  The students learn traditional songs and dances in anticipation of a year-end Potlatch celebration. For the Elders, teachers, and community this event is a sign of Yalis (Alert Bay) Rising. With vivid west coast imagery, this film reveals one of  the best examples of cultural revitalization on the the Pacific Coast.