August 10, 2022

RAINFOREST TRAIL RUN ACKNOWLEDGES TSLEIL-WAUTUTH HISTORY OF CHIEF DAN GEORGE

Mrs. Taha George, the wife of Chief George Slahholt, on the Burrard Reserve in Vancouver, British Columbia - Tsleil-Waututh - 1957 {Note: Chief George Slahholt and Mrs. Taha George were the parents of Chief Dan George (b.1899 - d.1981).}

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CHIEF DAN GEORGE

Chief Dan George OC was a chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, a Coast Salish band whose Indian reserve is located on Burrard Inlet in the southeast area of the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He also was an actor, musician, poet and an author. Wikipedia

Born: July 24, 1899, Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, North Vancouver

Died: September 23, 1981, North Vancouver

Spouse: Amy George (m. ?–1981)

Nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, MORE

Children: Chief Leonard George, Chief Jesse "Nighthawk" George

Longshoreman, actor, musician, lecturer, poet, activist, environmentalist and First Nations leader; Dan George (born Geswanouth Slahoot) is remembered for many things. Raised on the Burrard Indian Reserve #3, the son of hereditary chief George Sla-holt, Dan George spent much of his life working as a longshoreman and logger and did not start his acting career until in his 60s. During the 1960s and 70s, he appeared in many television, movie and stage productions in which he worked to promote a better understanding of Indigenous people and challenged their common portrayal on screen.

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