Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project Phase 1

The first phase of the PCLP project, the Indo Canadian Sawmill Pioneer Family Oral History Collection Project, 2015-2016,  included the interviewing of 52 Punjabi men who worked in the sawmill industries in British Columbia in the mid- ladder 20th century. These stories offer a glimpse into a significant part of the experience of Punjabi migration – the sawmills.

These interviews will be used to share the experiences of South Asians with other British Columbians and to help South Asians better understand and feel a connection to their history.

** The transcriptions for each of the interviews are available at the offices of The South Asian Studies Institute.