Ooligan • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 2)

Ooligan • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 2)

Release date:

2011

Running time:

22 minutes

Formats:

Available on DVD

Closed Captioned:

Yes

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Part of the SAMAQAN: Water Stories series 2

This documentary is one of thirteen in SAMAQAN: Water Stories, Series Two, continuing the exploration of water from the perspective of North America's Indigenous people. In British Columbia, water has always provided an essential source of food for Indigenous people.

Ooligan is a tiny fish also known as eulachon or candlefish. A traditional and staple source of food for Northwest Coast First Nations, this tiny fish is now threatened as a species. Once plentiful in over 30 river systems, the eulachon now returns to only three Canadian rives and two in Alaska. Its loss can be tragic for the tribes that rely on the rich omega oils derived from rendering the fish. This documentary visits a "grease camp" in the Nass Valley and follows the "Dirty Dozen" as they render the fish oils for trade and consumption.

Titles included in this series:

Khalalesla: Ground Zero in the Battle Against Enbridge Northern (22 minutes)
Khalalesla: The Wake of the Tankers (22 mintues)
Letter from Athabasca (22 mintues)
The Gulf Story, Part 1 (22 mintues)
The Gulf Story, Part 2 (22 mintues)
The Gulf Story, Part 3 (22 mintues)
Wild Rice (22 mintues)
Water Walk, Part 1 (22 mintues)
Water Walk, Part 2 (22 mintues)
Water Walk, Part 3 (22 mintues)
Water Walk, Part 4 (22 mintues)
Water Walk, Part 5 (22 mintues)

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 1--13 parts)

SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 1--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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