SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 1), Tetzan Biny: The Disappearance of Fish Lake, Parts 1 & 2
ProducersKristy Assu Jeff Bear Marianne Jones
SubjectsEnvironment First Nations Indigenous Science
- Release Date 2010
- Running Time 44 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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Tetzan Biny: The Disappearance of Fish Lake (Part 1) visits one of the last great water systems of the Chilcotin plateau, now threatened by gold and copper mining operations that will destroy the fish population of a vast region. Tetzan Biny: The Disappearance of Fish Lake (Part 2) is home to the Tsilhqot'in nation. Chief Joe Alphonse shares what is at stake if his people's traditional territory is destroyed and both old-fashioned and modern methods of fishery.
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: Helen Haig-Brown
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)
- Posonut: The Maliseet Basket (22 minutes)
- Sacred Head Waters: Loveman Nole (22 minutes)
- Fraser River, Parts 1 & 2 (44 minutes)
SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 2)
SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)
SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 4)
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