CARRY THE FIRE: The Life and Time of Raoul McKay

CARRY THE FIRE: The Life and Time of Raoul McKay

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This tribute to Métis leader Raoul McKay (1934-2014) pays tribute to a prolific storyteller, filmmaker, educator and leader who advocated tirelessly for the rights of Indigenous people both in his home province of Manitoba and across Canada.

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.

Dorion of Prince Albert and Cumberland House • A Family Tree Narrative

Dorion of Prince Albert and Cumberland House • A Family Tree Narrative

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The Dorion family, Metis from Prince Albert and Cumberland House, Saskatchewan, discuss the importance of their family roots and culture.

Le drapeau: lorigine de la nation (La Voix des Mechif, Series 1) 

Le drapeau: l'origine de la nation (La Voix des Mechif, Series 1) 

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The Métis flag is the oldest Indigenous flag in the Northwest, dating back to 1816. As a young woman in Winnipeg reseraches her family roots, she learns about the early history of the Métis or Mechif people as they area also known.

Pictures Dont Lie - JJ Van Bibber

Pictures Don't Lie - JJ Van Bibber

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Pictures Don't Lie portrays traditional life in the Yukon through the black and white images of JJ Van Bibber, a prolific Métis photographer who travelled the interior with his family, hunting, trapping and surviving on the land. 

Radical Attitudes: The Architecture of Douglas Cardinal

Radical Attitudes: The Architecture of Douglas Cardinal

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A documentary that profiles the life and work of controversial Métis architect Douglas Cardinal.

Saint-Laurent Goes to Washington

Saint-Laurent Goes to Washington

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This documentary captures the enthusiasm of the small Métis commnunity from Manitoba who had the opportunity to present an exhibit for the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

The Trickster: Edward Poitras in Venice

The Trickster: Edward Poitras in Venice

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This documentary follows Metis artist Edward Poitras as he creates then mounts an exhibition at the Venice Biennale.

Women in the Shadows

Women in the Shadows

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Filmmaker Christine Welsh embraces her identity and the history of her foremothers in this intensely personal documentary. She embarks on a vital quest to discover the unwritten history of Métis women and in the process reclaims her past.