SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 1), Posonut: The Maliseet Basket
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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Posonut: The Maliseet Basket visits the northern reaches of New Brunswick's Tobique River, where the Bear clan of the Maliseet people have harvested ash and made baskets for countless generations. We travel by canoe in search of the black ash, a rare hardwood that grows in marsh areas.
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)
- Akwiten (22 minutes)
- Remembering Celilo Falls, Parts 1 & 2 (44 minutes)
- Haida Gwaii (22 minutes)
- Akwesasne, Parts 1 & 2 (44 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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