SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 1), Akwesasne, Parts 1 & 2
ProducersKristy Assu Jeff Bear Marianne Jones
- Release Date 2010
- Running Time 22 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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Akwesasne (Part 1) goes to the Mohawk enclave of Akwesasne, Ontario, to hear stories of survival of the industrial assault from chemical, aluminum and shipping factories that created one of the most polluted First Nations communities of the world. Akwesasne (Part 2) shows why the building of the Saint Lawrence Seaway and the RH Saunders power generation station became a pivotal moment for the Mohawk people and the beginning of a resistance that lasts to this day.
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.
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)
- 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)
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