TAYLOR, Fraser




Author Tags: First Nations

As an anthropology instructor at the Langara campus of Vancouver Community College, Fraser Taylor first met Blood Tribe member Pete Standing Alone in 1976 at the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements in Vancouver. He had been using a National Film Board documentary featuring Pete Standing Alone, called Circle of the Sun, in his classes at Langara. After further meetings and correspondence, they agreed in 1979 to collaborate for a biography entitled Standing Alone: A Contemporary Blackfoot Indian (Halfmoon Bay, B.C.: Arbutus Bay Publications, 1989). Born in 1928, Pete Standing Alone was one of ten children born into the arranged marriage of his father, a range cowboy in southern Alberta, and his mother Louise, born in 1904. He became a leader in the religious ceremonies of his people and in Aboriginal politics.

[BCBW 2004] "First Nations"