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Punjabi Canadian Legacy

In the early 1900s, the logging town of Paldi boasted a diverse community including South Asian Canadians, Chinese Canadians and Japanese Canadians, all working together. What happened to this thriving Vancouver Island town? How is the Royal BC Museum working to preserve this story of the Punjabi Canadian legacy? From This Week in History Season 6 Episode 12.Credit: RBCM

MP Todd Doherty - BC Punjabi Intercultural Initiative

Member of Parliament for Cariboo-Prince George, Todd Doherty, welcomes participants to Punjabi community consultations in Prince George on June 28, 2016. 

The Indo Canadian Sawmill Pioneer Family Oral History Collection Project

Nadeem Kulwant Parmar

Watch this interview with Nadeem Kulwant Parmar, one of 90 people interviewed in the Indo Canadian Sawmill Pioneer Family Oral History Collection Project.

What questions would you have asked?
Credit: The Royal BC Museum in partnership with the Centre for Indo- Canadian Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley.

Nsibe Puri

Watch this interview with Nsibe Puri, one of 90 people interviewed in the Indo Canadian Sawmill Pioneer Family Oral History Collection Project. What questions would you have asked? Nsibe Puri talks about Paldi on Vancouver Island. Learn more about that community here. Credit: The Royal BC Museum in partnership with the Centre for Indo- Canadian Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley.

Seetal Dhillon

Watch this interview with Seetal Dhillon, one of 90 people interviewed in the Indo Canadian Sawmill Pioneer Family Oral History Collection Project.

What questions would you have asked?
Credit: The Royal BC Museum in partnership with the Centre for Indo- Canadian Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley.