SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 2), Wild Rice
DirectorsJeff Bear Marianne Jones
ProducersKristy Assu Jeff Bear Marianne Jones
- Release Date 2011
- Running Time 22 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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Water occupies a central role in culture and spirituality. For some Indigenous people in northern Saskatchewan, it also plays a central role in their economy. In the 1920's, wild rice was brought to the northern plains of Saskatchewan. Indigenous people were hired to grow it, and before long the Cree and Chippeweyan in the region became experts at growing the swampy grains. Wild Rice follows the Lac La Ronge Indian Bands who are currently among the world's top growers and exporters for this product.
This documentary from SAMAQAN: Water Stories, Series 2, continues the exploration of water from the perspective of North America's Indigenous people. With a focus on Oil and Water, the programs examine dangers posed by the insatiable energy sector.
Titles included in SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 2):
- Khalalesla: Ground Zero in the Battle Against Enbridge Northern Gateway (22 minutes)
- Khalalesla: The Wake of the Tankers (22 minutes)
- Letter from Athabasca (22 minutes)
- The Gulf Story, Part 1 (22 minutes)
- The Gulf Story, Part 2 (22 minutes)
- The Gulf Story, Part 3 (22 minutes)
- Ooligan (22 minutes)
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