“The New Collectors: Repatriation, Part 2” Ravens and Eagles - Series 2 Episode 9
Nika and Vince Collison, Haida repatriation committee members, visit the British Museum in London to open a discussion on repatriating Haida artifacts. This vast historical museum, sticking to their mandate of delivering a global story to an international audience, does not warm to the topic. Representatives point to the 1963 British Museum Act that prohibits the removal of artifacts from their collection. Although gracious, they are cautious even about letting the Haida visitors touch and photograph pieces. For Nika and Vince, it's all part of a process that has taught them to exercise patience and diplomacy.
Shot on British Columbia's rugged north coast, this second series of Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art continues its exploration into the roots of traditional Haida art, all from the inside perspective of a member of the Haida community, writer, producer and director Marianne Jones.
Produced by: Jeff Bear, Marianne Jones, Ravens and Eagles Productions