Yalis Rising: Celebrating the T’lisalagi’lakw School 

Saturday Films 11:30 am UNS

29 min.


Produced by ‘Namgis First Nation

Filmmaker: Ed Carswell carswellfilm.ca

Filmmaker attending

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 Pacific Coast.