Various shots of the potlatch and totem pole raising ceremony held in August 1969 in Masset, Haida Gwaii (formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands), British Columbia: HAS of guests of all ages at tables, speaking and laughing, moving about in large hall for the potlatch. Sequence on a bent elderly man in cape, leaning on a cane, speaking on stage, audience listening, applauding women passing thunderbird banners about. Shot of Haida artist Robert Davidson, wearing ceremonial clothes and headdress, holding a commemorative plaque from the city of Prince Rupert, British Columbia. HAS of food being dished out. Interior HAS of hall, banquet tables, guests. FOLLOW SHOT of artist Robert Davidson accompanied by a woman entering, taking their seats at the main table.