SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 4), Edible Seaweeds: What the fucus?
DirectorsJeff Bear Marianne Jones
ProducersKristy Assu Jeff Bear Marianne Jones
- Release Date 2015
- Running Time 22 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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In 2002 Dr. Dolly Garza, a professor at the University of Alaska, took early retirement and went to live on Haida Gwaii. Originally Haida from Alaska, she married a future hereditary chief of the Haida nation. Dolly continues the valuable workshops she gave to communities in Alaska, promoting the sustainable use of edible seaweeds which provide vitamins, minerals and micro-nutrients. As a source of natural iodine, edible seaweeds are especially helpful for anyone undergoing radiation treatments.This documentary shows her methods of harvesting for sustainability, clips from a workshop she gave to the community members of Skidegate and a cooking session with one of her favourite sample seaweed dishes while Jeff Bear demonstrates his culinary skills with a stir fry containing the seaweed known as fucus.
This fourth and final series of SAMAQAN examines the role of water in culture and spirituality of Indigenous people, their focus on stewardship and the efforts mounted to balance respect for the environment with development.
Directed by: Marianne Jones, Jeff Bear
Produced by: Marianne Jones, Kristy Assu, Jeff Bear
Titles included in SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 4):
- Water Is Taonga: Water as Taonga? (22 minutes)
- Water Is Taonga: Kaitiaki, Part 1 (22 minutes)
- Water Is Taonga: Kaitiaki, Part 2 (22 minutes)
- Water Is Taonga: Aotearoa (22 minutes)
- The Sustainable Harvest (22 minutes)
- Herring Roe: Dead or Alive, Part 1 (22 minutes)
- Herring Roe: Dead or Alive, Part 2 (22 minutes)
- The Elwha River: Taking Down the Dams (22 minutes)
- Gulf Shrimp: 4 Years and Counting (22 minutes)
- Mount Polley: Breach or Catastrophe? (22 minutes)
- Mother Frackers: The Uprising, Part 1 (22 minutes)
- Mother Frackers: The Uprising, Part 2 (22 minutes)
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