Takla Trap House
2018 Indigenous
Funded

Takla Trap House

Connecting the perceived distance between traditional fur trading practices and preserving culture in the 21st century.

Length10:23
GenreDrama

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Synopsis

The long-standing tradition of fur trapping is still a thriving economy in small remote reserves such as Takla Nation. For well over a year I have worked for Takla, and have witnessed firsthand a handful of members still practising these skills. These are their actual lives. This isn't about being noble and living in harmony with nature, this is what they do to make a living. Yet, there remains the conflict they live between trying to uphold traditional practices while industry and the ever-growing presence of the modern world encroaches upon the preservation of culture. As I have never lived on reserve or in a remote destination before; I find this fascinating and believe others will also. -Levi Davis (Director)


The team

Gang Gang. Welcome to it. We are here to digitize cultural heritage.

Profile picture of Levi Davis
Levi DavisProducer
Profile picture of Wayne Carrasco
Wayne CarrascoAnimator, Camera Operator, Sound Engineer
Profile picture of Caitlin Abraham
Caitlin AbrahamEditor, Producer
Profile picture of Luke Connor
Luke ConnorProducer, Camera Operator, Sound Engineer
Profile picture of Jayme Marsolaid
Jayme MarsolaidCamera Operator, Sound Engineer
Profile picture of Andreas Krebs
Andreas KrebsSocial Media Strategist

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The only structure that enters the lake from the community. Right outside their building Takla Trading Post that includes hotel/store/restaurant. The hangout spot for the community.
Spring runoff outside the community of Takla. Just another typical beautiful day.
I took this photo last winter while I was snowshoeing and checking out the creek called "5 Mile". I saw this community member headed to check out his trapline. Only carrying what he needed on his back. It's fitting that it fits here.
This property is just down the lake from Takla Landing community. It traditionally would have been used to cross the lake as it is the closest point at about 300'. The nation just purchased this property with plans of building a wellness centre/destination tourism lodge.
Takla First Nation is the headwaters for the Fraser river. As such they are a sacred site for indigenous people throughout BC.