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.

Abalone Odyssey

Abalone Odyssey

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A chronicle of the Bamfield Huu-ay-aht Community Abalone Project, or BHCAP, a community stewardship project on Vancouver Island that couples First Nations wisdom with western science to revive the threatened population of the pinto abalone.

Action • Nehiyawetan: Lets Speak Cree (Series 1)

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

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

Against the Current

Against the Current

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Against the Current follows the struggle of a small native band in British Columbia, the Uchucklesaht on Vancouver Island, in their struggle to restore a once-healthy salmon run.

Alwyn Morris • Chiefs and Champions

Alwyn Morris • Chiefs and Champions

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This episode of the Chiefs and Champions series profiles Olympic champion kayaker, Alwyn Morris.

Angela Chalmers • Chiefs and Champions

Angela Chalmers • Chiefs and Champions

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This episode of the Chiefs and Champions series profiles distance runner Angela Chalmers.

Animals • Nehiyawetan: Lets Speak Cree (Series 1)

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

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

Arctic Shadows: The Arctic Journeys of Dr. R. M. Anderson

Arctic Shadows: The Arctic Journeys of Dr. R. M. Anderson

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Dr. Rudolph Martin Anderson spent seven winters and ten summers north of the Arctic circle in his
career as an Arctic scientist. This documentary salutes his contributions to conservation, Arctic science and cultural knowledge from three different expeditions.

Argillite Carver: Christian White • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 1)

Argillite Carver: Christian White • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 1)

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Multi-disciplinary artist Christian White carves elaborate Haida stories, imbued with a sense tradition, into an indigenous slate known as argillite.

Assu of Cape Mudge • A Family Tree Narrative

Assu of Cape Mudge • A Family Tree Narrative

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The Assu family, members of the We Wai Kai band in Cape Mudge, BC, discuss the importance of their family roots and culture.

Athlii Gwaii: The Line at Lyell, Parts 1 & 2 • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 2)

Athlii Gwaii: The Line at Lyell, Parts 1 & 2 • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 2)

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In 1985, a small but resolute group of Haida elders joined the front lines to fight clearcutting on Lyell Island.

Ayaa: A Heros Journey

Ayaa: A Hero's Journey

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In any small town, you quickly know who your neighbours are, but in a trailer park in Chase, British Columbia, two neighbours discovered a spiritual connection that spanned continents and time, miraculously reuniting them fifty years after their first encounter.

Bak Wo Son (Reflections): Jeff Bear, Parts 1 & 2 • Storytellers in motion (Series 2)

Bak Wo Son (Reflections): Jeff Bear, Parts 1 & 2 • Storytellers in motion (Series 2)

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In this episode of Storytellers in motion, director and producer Jeff Bear is profiled.

Being Healthy • Nehiyawetan: Lets Speak Cree (Series 3)

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

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Introducing Cree vocabulary to young children, featuring words related to being healthy.

Besieged Land

Besieged Land

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In Southern Chile, in a region of vast forestry plantations, two neighbours, a powerful landowner and a respected Mapuche Chief, fight over contested land.

Billy Two Rivers • Chiefs and Champions

Billy Two Rivers • Chiefs and Champions

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This episode of the Chiefs and Champions series profiles wrestler Billy Two Rivers.

Bowl of Bone: Tale of the Syuwe

Bowl of Bone: Tale of the Syuwe

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An intriguing film that defies classification and combines biography, dreams, documentary, and journalistic narration, Bowl of Bone was directed by Jan-Marie Martell in collaboration with Interior Salish (Nlaka'pamux) herbalist Annie Zetco York.

Box of Treasures

Box of Treasures

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This film takes a look at the opening of the U'mista Cultural Centre, a world-class museum in Alert Bay, British Columbia built by the Kwakwaka'wakw people.

Canoeing in the City • Nehiyawetan: Lets Speak Cree (Series 3)

Canoeing in the City • Nehiyawetan: Let's Speak Cree (Series 3)

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

Carrying on the Tradition • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 1)

Carrying on the Tradition • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 1)

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Influenced and influential, April Churchill and Gladys Vandal stand out as highly gifted and talented Haida artists, both of whom have worked to preserve the Haida weaving tradition.

Cedar and Bamboo

Cedar and Bamboo

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Four people of mixed Chinese and First Nations heritage talk about their heritage and identity.

Cedar Bark Weaver: Victoria Moody • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 1)

Cedar Bark Weaver: Victoria Moody • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 1)

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A weaver from Skidegate, British Columbia, Vicki Moody uses cedar bark in the creation of a new style of art that brings together bold designs with her political views.

Le cercle imparfait: la colonisation  (La Voix des Mechif, Series 1)

Le cercle imparfait: la colonisation (La Voix des Mechif, Series 1)

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This third documentary from Series 1 of La Voix des Mechif, explores the history of Canada's Métis people, dispossessed from land allocated to them in Manitoba as they moved across the prairies into Saskatchewan and later Alberta. The contrast between how the Alberta Government handled the situation from that of Saskatchewan and Manitoba provincial governments reverberates today in the treatment of the Métis people.

Chief Roger Adolph • Chiefs and Champions

Chief Roger Adolph • Chiefs and Champions

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This episode of the Chiefs and Champions series profiles champion boxer, Chief Roger Adolph.