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Flyback Fridays Margaret Lester 2003

Flyback Fridays - Margaret Lester 2003 - excerpt 1

Welcome to Flyback Fridays - a glimpse into Pemberton’s past! This season we will bring you stories and videos from Tea & Tales and our video archives over the last decade that highlight Pioneer life and the resiliency of early settlers and First Nations.  We will also share videos and stories that show how local residents have responded to emergencies and challenges in the past, illustrating the power of community ties through all kinds of difficulties – yesterday and today.

This is an excerpt from an interview with Margaret Lester in 2003.  The interviewers were Jeanette Helmer and Helen and George Purden.  Margaret was a famed basket maker in Mt. Currie B.C. [Lil'wat Nation]. In this excerpt Margaret demonstrates basket making, and remembers picking huckleberries, nurses and doctors in Mt. Currie and going to residential school in Mission B.C. 

Watch it here.