Kahnawake Waters, Part 1 • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

Kahnawake Waters, Part 1 • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

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The Kahnawake Mohawk Territory runs along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River in Québec, across from Montréal. It is here, along the river, that Mohawk people have lived for centuries. This is the first of two programs on the Kahnawake First Nation, and it explores how the Mohawks' lives were seriously disrupted with the building of the St. Lawrence Seaway which cuts right through their territory.

Kahnawake Waters, Part 2 • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

Kahnawake Waters, Part 2 • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

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The Kahnawake Mohawk Territory runs along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River in Québec, across from Montréal. It is here, along the river, that Mohawk people have lived for centuries.In the traditional language of the Mohawks, the word "kahnawake" means "by the rapids," and the Mohawks of Kahnawake have always lived on the water. The Onake Paddling Club, founded in 1972, was an instant success and continues to flourish in this community. 

Kitigan Zibi Waters • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

Kitigan Zibi Waters • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

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Kitigan Zibi, formerly known as Maniwaki, Quebec is at the confluence of the Gatineau and Ottawa Rivers. Surrounded by rivers and lakes, it's the traditional territory of the Anishinabeg and Algonquin people. And it's here that residents face challenges from the presence of uranium and radium in their water. Health Canada's response to the testing was to issue a "No Water Consumption" order and institute a delivery program of water in heavy plastic carboys, a solution not entirely practical for everyone's needs.

Kwadacha by the river

Kwadacha by the river

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In the 1960s the people of the Kwadacha First Nation were flooded out of their traditional northern British Columbia territory by one of the largest hydroelectric dams in the world, the W.A.C. Bennett dam. Now, they share their story of loss and resilience.

The Legacy of Colonialism • 80:20—The Developing World

The Legacy of Colonialism • 80:20—The Developing World

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The Legacy of Colonialism examines the role worldview played in the 500 years of colonization that began in the 15th century, tracing historical structures contributing to the current status of many lesser-developed countries.

Making Art • Nehiyawetan: Lets Speak Cree (Series 3)

Making Art • Nehiyawetan: Let's Speak Cree (Series 3)

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Introducing Cree vocabulary to young children, featuring words related to making art.

Music • Nehiyawetan: Lets Speak Cree (Series 3)

Music • Nehiyawetan: Let's Speak Cree (Series 3)

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Introducing Cree vocabulary to young children, featuring words related to music.

My Name Was January

My Name Was January

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When a trans sister, January Marie Lapuz, is brutally murdered in her own home, a community reacts. Her friends and other trans women of colour come to voice their issues, concerns, and challenges.

Namegans Om Dluwans Awinagwisex | We Are One With the Land

Namegan's Om Dlu'wans Awinagwisex | We Are One With the Land

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People from the Kwakwa'kawakw's 'NAMGIS First Nation take a canoe trip through their traditional territory on Vancouver Island. They reflect on their connection to the land-- the core of their lifeblood and culture, and on their intent to negotiate a modern-day Treaty with the government of British Columbia and the government of Canada.

Nehiyawetan: Lets Speak Cree (Series 1 -- 6 parts)

Nehiyawetan: Let's Speak Cree (Series 1 -- 6 parts)

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Nehiyawetan means "Let's speak Cree". This dynamic six part series combines live action and animation in an innovative approach to making the Cree language accessible to young children.

Nehiyawetan: Lets Speak Cree (Series 2 -- 6 Parts)

Nehiyawetan: Let's Speak Cree (Series 2 -- 6 Parts)

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Tansi! Kai and Auntie Josephine are back, and joined by new student, Kayla, for another fun year of Cree in series 2 of Nehiyawetan: Let's Speak Cree.

Nehiyawetan: Lets Speak Cree (Series 3 -- 13 Parts)

Nehiyawetan: Let's Speak Cree (Series 3 -- 13 Parts)

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Tansi! Kai, Kayla and Auntie Josephine are back for another fun year of Cree in series 3 of Nehiyawetan: Let's Speak Cree.

New Frames

New Frames

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New Frames was created with active participation of young immigrant and refugee men to shed perspectives on mental health and well being as they seek a better life in a new country. In a time where the world is witnessing the largest displacements of people since the Second World War, this uniquely collaborative work gives voice to those not often listened to, encouraging conversations on topics stigmatized for far too long.

North Boys: The Story of Jimmy and Charlie

North Boys: The Story of Jimmy and Charlie

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In 1944, Charlie Post and Jimmy Dennis were both removed from their families to attend the Le Jac Indian Residential School. Just 10 years old, they never saw their families again. They share their experiences of event that illustrate why both men have spent a lifetime trying to overcome the impact of that traumatic day and the eight years that followed.

Numbers • Nehiyawetan: Lets Speak Cree (Series 1)

Numbers • Nehiyawetan: Let's Speak Cree (Series 1)

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Introducing Cree vocabulary to young children, featuring words related to numbers.

One Big Hapa Family

One Big Hapa Family

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Preconceptions about racial purity are under the microscope in this fact-paced, heart-warming documentary by Jeff Chiba Stearns, who has a heritage that is half-Japanese, half-European.

OWNING the SLAVE

OWNING the SLAVE

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This documentary follows ex-pat American Andy Stringfellow, who left behind the rich African-American culture of the rural south where he was raised, to move to Canada. Thirty years later, the only black man in a white town, he offers a frank, complex view into the experience of being an outsider.

Polio Hunters

Polio Hunters

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Polio Hunters follows a two-week polio virus immunization campaign in the province of Uttar Pradesh located in Northern India. The campaign was conducted in 2005 by Toronto's Dr. Yakub Vaid for the World Health Organization.

Potlatch: To Give

Potlatch: To Give

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Kwakwaka'wakw director Barb Cranmer has created two short films that recreate the experience of the modern-day potlatch, still praticed in her community of Alert Bay, British Columbia.

Pow-Wow • Nehiyawetan: Lets Speak Cree (Series 3)

Pow-Wow • Nehiyawetan: Let's Speak Cree (Series 3)

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Introducing Cree vocabulary to young children, featuring words related to pow-wows.

regeneration

regeneration

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Eleven children from a remote First Nations village in British Columbia collaborate with a group of internationally acclaimed artists on an art project. The documentary regeneration portrays art and collaboration as social tools that inspire imagination, and the strength that comes with anything being possible.

Reservation Soldiers

Reservation Soldiers

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Reservation Soldiers takes a closer look at the complex relationship between the Canadian Forces and First Nations youth, following three young men from Saskatchewan reservations over a period of two years.

Review • Nehiyawetan: Lets Speak Cree (Series 3)

Review • Nehiyawetan: Let's Speak Cree (Series 3)

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Tansi! Kai, Kayla and Auntie Josephine are back for another fun year of Cree in series 3 of Nehiyawetan: Let's Speak Cree.

Revolving Doors

Revolving Doors

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A frontline glimpse into the amazing approach and dedication of two nurses working in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, Canada's poorest postal code.

SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3--13 parts)

SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3--13 parts)

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This is the third of four documentary series on water--its role in culture, spirituality and life itself for North America's First Nations people.