Akwesasne, Parts 1 & 2 • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 1)

Akwesasne, Parts 1 & 2 • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 1)

Release date:

2010

Running time:

44 minutes

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Yes

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Part of the SAMAQAN: Water Stories series 1

North America's Indigenous people have always had a sacred relationship with water. This series shows their perspective on a most precious resource–a resource to be protected, not a commodity to be exploited.

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.

 

Titles included in this series:

Water Stories (24 minutes)
Akwiten (24 minutes)
Remembering Celilo Falls, Parts 1 & 2 (48 minutes)
Haida Gwaii (24 minutes)
Posonut: The Maliseet Basket (24 minutes)
Sacred Head Waters: Loveman Nole (24 minutes)
Fraser River, Parts 1 & 2 (48 minutes)
Tetzan Biny: The Disappearance of Fish Lake, Parts 1 & 2 (48 minutes)

For more information about the series or series producers visit http://www.urbanrez.ca or http://www.samaqan.ca/

 

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SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 2--13 parts)

SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 2--13 parts)

North America's Indigenous people have always had a sacred relationship with water. This series shows their perspective on a most precious resource––a resource to be protected, not a commodity to be exploited.

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