SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 1), Akwiten
ProducersKristy Assu Jeff Bear Marianne Jones
SubjectsEnvironment First Nations Indigenous Science
- Release Date 2010
- Running Time 22 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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Akwiten follows the rebirth of the birch bark canoe, inspired by the emergence of an ancient Maliseet canoe from a European collection. Kim and Wayne Brooks, of St Mary's First Nation in New Brunswick, are central figures here, with the launching of a replica of the 180-year-old Grandfather Akwiten canoe in the Wolostok River in 2009.
North America's Indigenous people have always had a sacred relationship with water. This series, SAMAQAN, shares their perspective on a most precious resource -- a resource to be protected, not a commodity to be exploited. Host Severn Cullis Suzuki explores the significance of water for Indigenous people and its interconnection to all life.
Directed by: Marianne Jones
Produced by: Marianne Jones, Kristy Assu, Jeff Bear
Titles included in SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 1):
- Water Stories (22 minutes)
- Remembering Celilo Falls, Parts 1 & 2 (44 minutes)
- Haida Gwaii (22 minutes)
- Akwesasne, Parts 1 & 2 (44 minutes)
- Posonut: The Maliseet Basket (22 minutes)
- Sacred Head Waters: Loveman Nole (22 minutes)
- Fraser River, Parts 1 & 2 (44 minutes)
- Tetzan Biny: The Disappearance of Fish Lake, Parts 1 & 2 (44 minutes)
SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 2)
SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)
SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 4)
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