Chiefs and Champions, Alwyn Morris
DirectorAnnie Frazier Henry
ProducersBig Red Barn Entertainment Sheliagh Cahill Annie Frazier Henry Ken Malenstyn
- Release Date 2005
- Running Time 24 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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Alwyn Morris, a Mohawk from Kahnawake, Québec, won the Gold Medal in the 1000-metre K-2 kayaking event at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. During his memorable stand on the podium, he held an eagle feather high to honour his grandfather and his culture. He was twice honoured with the Tom Longboat Award for Canada's outstanding Aboriginal athlete, appointed Ambassador of Youth for Canada and named to the Order of Canada.
For the next 10 years, he crossed the country, maintaining and promoting educational initiatives and prevention programs for drug and alcohol abuse. He discusses the impact of the Oka Crisis on his community and his work today, negotiating land issues as a member of his Band Council. He is also the visionary behind the Aboriginal Sports Circle, a national organization committed to the development of Aboriginal athletes and coaches.
Also, featured in 24 minute episodes are:
- Chief Roger Adolph
- Ross Powless
- Waneek Horn-Miller
- Fred Sasakamoose
- Tom Longboat
- Darren Zack
- Billy Two Rivers
- Angela Chalmers
- Richard Peter
- Sharon and Shirley Firth
- Gino Odjick
The episodes are hosted by Tom Jackson.
Director: Annie Frazier Henry
Producers: Big Red Barn Entertainment, Sheliagh Cahill, Annie Frazier Henry, Ken Malenstyn
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