British Columbia: An Untold History (documentary film series)

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Map of the gold regions of the Frazer River and the Washington Territory on the western coast of America (1858) by James Wyld, 1812-1887. Courtesy of UBC Open Collections and UBC Library Digitization Centre Special Projects.

2018-2020 – Archival Researcher/Intern for British Columbia – A History, a documentary film series produced by 1871 Productions for Knowledge Network. Supported by Screen Siren Pictures and Mitacs.

  • Assisted with historical research and story development for 150+ stories for the project pitch to Knowledge Network in pre-production.
  • Reported regularly to the writing and production team and provided research results.
  • Assisted with the development of workflows and metadata standards for the internal database, following Dublin Core metadata standards.
  • Performed extensive research, outreach, consultation, and metadata entry to gather more than 10,000 archival materials/digital assets (photographs, books, films, artifacts, posters, maps, etc) for the project databank for use in the documentary series and the historical timeline 
  • Provided assistance for establishing, implementing, and upholding ImagineNATIVE’s ​On-Screen Protocols & Pathways  which enforces a consent-based model for the use of Indigenous archival materials in documentary film.
    • Initiated under the leadership of Leena Minifie, Producer
  • Assisted the Licensing and Clearances Coordinator with identifying more than 150 Indigenous archival materials and corresponding with First Nations communities throughout B.C. to seek consent for their use in the production.
  • Wrote a case study summarizing the opportunities and challenges of implementing Indigenous Protocol into archival research for documentary film (submitted to ARMA Student Blog for publication).