Chief Dan George -Indian Actor, Tribal Chief, author, humanitarian. A native of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Chief Dan George was Chief of the Squamish Band of the Salish Indian Tribe of Burrard Inlet, British Columbia, and a highly respected actor of both American actors and Canadian actors.
"Love is something you and I must have. We must have it because our spirit feeds upon it. We must have it because without it we become weak and faint. Without love our self-esteem weakens, our courage fails, we can no longer look out confidently at the world. We turn inward and begin to feed upon our own personalities, and little by little we destroy ourselves. With it we are creative, we march tirelessly. With it, and with it alone, we are able to sacrifice for others." - Chief Dan George…
Telescope: Chief Dan George - CBC Archives
Check out this interview with Chief Dan George from the CBC Digital Archives. Coming soon to the North Vancouver Museum and Archives (nvma.ca) is the exhibit Chief Dan George: Actor and Activist. It opens June 21st, 2017.
Chief Dan George - “In the long hundred years since the white man came, I have seen my freedom disappear like the salmon going mysteriously out to sea,” he said. “The white man’s strange customs, which I did not understand, pressed down upon me until I could no longer breathe. “When I fought to protect my land and my home, I was called a savage. When I neither understood nor welcomed this way of life, I was called lazy. When I tried to rule my people, I was stripped of my authority."