Webster! Sophie Pierre Interview 1986





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Published on Jun 18, 2015

Jack Webster interviews Sophie Pierre in 1986, when she had only been elected chief of St. Mary's Indian Band for nine years. They discuss Aboriginal land claims, the Indian Act, language and cultural survival. Pierre went on to be elected chief for 26 years and administrator of the Ktunaxa/Kinbasket Tribal Council for 25 years. She was appointed Chief Commissioner of the BC Treaty Commission, given the Order of British Columbia and is today one of the most accomplished and most recognized Aboriginal leaders in Canada.
Copyright: BC Archives, Credit: Jack Webster and BCTV
Descriptive Reference Number: AAAA7750
Excerpt From Call Number: V1988:25/2022
Original Air Date: 1986-09-26

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