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Availability ended 15/11/2020 GMT

A New Beginning

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(now-15 Nov worldwide) After attending his first pow wow, Curtis Shanush decides to change course. This intimate portrait tells viewers how dance and knowing his own culture helped the director change.

Our Land

Availability ended 15/11/2020 11pm GMT
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(now-15 Nov worldwide) Norman Matchewan, a young Anishnabe leader and community activist, is fighting to promote the sustainable development of Kitiganik’s renewable resources.

Media Resistance: Land & Water

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(now-15 Nov worldwide) Media Resistance: Land & Water is Ashton Janvier’s second Wapikoni project that sheds light on the environmental injustices brought forth onto Dene land in Northern Saskatchewan by invasive uranium mining operations. Multigenerational voices reflect the crucial fight against environmental destruction.

Shipu (River)

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(now-15 Nov worldwide) Aware of numerous environmental dangers that the Innu territory faces, two young women, passionate about canoeing, remind us of the fundamental role of the rivers. "The ancestors' highways", as they are called in Innu culture. It is a documentary with political and poetical tones on the importance of protecting the rivers and of bringing out Aboriginal identity.

Listuguj Mi'gmak Legends

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(now-15 Nov worldwide) An elder visits Grade 7 students at Alaqsite’w Gitpu School in Listuguj to share Mi’gmaq legends and cultural stories. The students then narrate the stories in their own words, combined with a mix of animated drawings, real life footage and homemade sound effects.

Megwitetm (I Remember)

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(now-15 Nov worldwide) A woman remembers the sights, sounds and smells of her childhood.

Awaskinawason (Children of Earth)

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(now-15 Nov worldwide) Awaskinawason is made up of the Atikamekw words awacic (child), aski (earth) and takonawason (having the responsibility for). An animated short calling on us to respect the great circle of life.

Aitun (Traditions)

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(now-15 Nov worldwide) Josephis and Nashtash, an elderly couple from La Romaine, share their knowledge of Innu culture through the practice of plucking and preparing eider ducks.

Where the River Widens

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(now-15 Nov worldwide) Inspired by the friendship and the work of fishermen, Zach Greenleaf sings the mig'mag culture of his Gesgapegiag village, "Where the River Widens."

The Three Sisters Community Garden

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(now-15 Nov worldwide) Zachary Greenleaf, a young Mi’gmaq from Gesgapegiag, tries to reintroduce the «three sisters» (the traditional white corn, squash and beans used in Native gardens) in his community with the help of other youngers.

Airstrip — Uprooting A Nation

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(now-15 Nov worldwide) On the unceded Anishnabe territory sits an old abandoned airstrip. Built without the consent of the Anishnabe people, this airstrip becomes a metaphor for Haylee to address clear cutting and the impacts it has on her family's traditional lifestyle.

Niish Manidoowag (Two Spirited Beings)

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(now-15 Nov worldwide) Four youth travel Bebamikawe Trail on Wiikwemkoong Unceded First Nation Territory. Two of the youths are Two Spirited and discuss the confrontations and acceptance that they have encountered within their community and how it has affected their ability to experience and learn their culture. Long before the settlers arrived to Turtle Island (aka North America), there existed a Two Spirit Society in many tribal communities. The Two Spirited people were revered and treated with respect and equality. They were sought for their wisdom, healing and visions. Once a child had reached the age of puberty, a special ceremony was held. The child would enter a lodge, and pick either a basket or a bow. The item chosen helped to provide guidance on whether the feminine or masculine role would be the path followed. The Two Spirit Society was quickly abolished with the arrival of settlers. The Two Spirit Society has been revived….Niish Manidoowag speaks to the real issues that Transgender Youth encounter in their life’s journey. We honour all LGBQT peoples everywhere.

It's Me Landon

Availability ended 15/11/2020 11pm GMT
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(now-15 Nov worldwide) Eight-year-old nature enthusiast Landon Moise takes us on a tour of his favourite forested spots in his home community of Clearwater River Dene Nation in Northern Saskatchewan. Along the way, he tells us why it’s important for us to preserve the environment we live in.

Moose Hunting

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(now-15 Nov worldwide) Moose Hunting illustrates a full day at the Eskasoni Youth (now-15 Nov worldwide) Moose Hunt Camp through the eyes of the children there. Through the narration of experienced hunting expert Allison Bernard and the chaperones we understand the importance of moose hunting juxtaposed with the excitement of the youth experiencing the camp for the first time.

Ulu

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(now-15 Nov worldwide) Tommy Kudluk is a handyman who spends most of his time on the land. He keeps Inuit traditions alive by fishing and eating just like his ancestors did. After catching an Arctic char with a spear, he makes his wife an "ulu", a traditional knife used by Inuit women so that she can prepare the fish for the family to enjoy.

Wearing My Culture

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(now-15 Nov worldwide) Wearing my Culture explores the pride that individuals in Inuit communities take in making and wearing their winter apparel. Thomassie looks at the bonds that are created within family, culture, and the environment through the creation of clothing.