SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 4--13 parts)

SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 4--13 parts)

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The fourth and final series examining the role of water in culture and spirituality of Indigenous people has a focus on stewardship and the efforts mounted to balance respect for environment with development. Four films visit New Zealand where the Maori have worked hard in the courts to ensure the rights of water in the face of industrial pressures. In Canada and Washington state, the role of First Nations in ensuring sustainability in their use of what water can offer is inspirational and a contrast with what happened with government and industry when millions of gallons of toxic chemicals were discharged into pristine wilderness from a breach of the dam at British Columbia's Mount Polley mine.

Spruce Root Weaver: Isabel Rorick • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 1)

Spruce Root Weaver: Isabel Rorick • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 1)

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A weaver from Masset, British Columbia, Isabel Rorick uses spruce roots and makes some of the most intricate and beautiful hats and baskets in the Pacific Northwest.

The Sustainable Harvest • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 4)

The Sustainable Harvest • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 4)

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Salmon, halibut, lingcod, rockfishes, clams, abalone, urchins, prawn, crabs, shrimps, scallops, octopus, mussel, barnacles, seaweed and sea asparagus: These are some of the fish, shellfish microalgae and marine plants that form aspects of a sustainable harvest in the Pacific northwest. 

What is Haida Art? • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 1)

What is Haida Art? • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 1)

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This introduction to Haida art from the Haida perspective follows five themes-formline, ceremony, function, preservation, songs and language. The artists and themes featured here are more fully explored throughout the series.

Yahgu dang ang: To Pay Respect • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 1)

Yahgu dang ang: "To Pay Respect" • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 1)

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A look at the Haida people's efforts to repatriate the stolen remains of their ancestors.