Sharing Hesquiaht Culture

SBC SURF: HESQUIAHT TSUNAMI STORY

Photograph: Charles Ford

In May this year, 2012, SBC Surf Magazine expressed interest in an article about the Hesquiaht experience of the 1964 tsunami.

The final article which was sent to SBC, features the story of Alex Amos, a leading advocate for Hesquiaht culture, with images from the Hesquiaht Place of Learning grades 4-7 photography students.

The story of Alex Amos was taken from a recording made in the seventies by the University of Victoria. Lisa Sabbas had been working with these archive recordings and gave permission to photography teacher Alana Gregory and the Hesquiaht Place of Learning teacher and principal Carly Seibel to use Alex’s story to create the article.

Along with documentary photographer Alana Gregory, surf and nature photographer Kyler Vos visited Hesquiaht Point, and the old Hesquiaht village to assist photography students, Rakaylyn Charleson, Kevin Charleson, Jacine Charleson, Donovan Williams, and Patrick Charleson IV to capture the shots they needed to share this amazing story.

Listen to Alex Amos’s Tsunami story in English here;

Listen to Alex Amos’s Tsunami story in Hesquiaht here;

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