The Boys Who Came to Play

The Boys Who Came to Play

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Lois Bentley recalls the Golden Era of Prairie Baseball from 1948 to 1954, as she works to have African-American players Dirk Gibbons and Armando Vazquez, who came north to play for the Brandon Greys, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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.

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.

The Life and Work of Daphne Odjig

The Life and Work of Daphne Odjig

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One of Canada's greatest artists, Daphne Odjig, is a Potowatomi from Manitoulin Island. Her work, based on Indigenous traditions and way of life, spans over four decades. This epic goes beyond her paintings and drawings and looks at the forces that molded her spirit and her keen interest in art.

Muskeg Special

Muskeg Special

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Embark on an extraordinary journey by train from The Pas to Churchill through Northern Manitoba and learn about the fascinating people who lived in communities along the Hudson Bay Rail Line.

The Notorious Mrs. Armstrong

The Notorious Mrs. Armstrong

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A working class mother breaks the constraints of sex and class to become a union organizer and strike leader for women workers during the most explosive labour confrontation in Canadian history - the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919.

Policy Baby: The Journey of Rita/Bev

Policy Baby: The Journey of Rita/Bev

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A riveting and powerful one-hour documentary of an Ojibway woman's struggle to reconnect with her Aboriginal self.

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.

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. 

La terre: la base de la nation (La Voix des Mechif, Series 1)

La terre: la base de la nation (La Voix des Mechif, Series 1)

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In this second documentary from Series 1 of La Voix des Mechif, the essential need for land ownership to establish any form of jurisdiction is explored, along with how The Manitoba Act of 1870 allocating land to the Métis people failed them through the Scrip program exploited by both Church and State.

Without Running Water Part 1 • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

Without Running Water Part 1 • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

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Running water is taken for granted in Canada, yet Oji-Cree people in over  1400 homes 600 km north of Winnipeg live without it. Situated on Island Lake, the sixth largest lake in Manitoba, the absence of running water denies them fire protection. It creates daily challenges for cooking and maintaining adequate levels of sanitation. The result was unacceptably high levels of H1N1 flu during the epidemic of 2009.

 

 

Without Running Water Part 2 • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

Without Running Water Part 2 • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

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First Nations residents in the Island Lake region of east central Manitoba long for a clean supply of running water and sanitation that most Canadians take for granted. They discuss huge efforts that life without running water creates for cooking, bathing, laundry and keeping their homes clean. It isn't easy with their reliance on outdoor toilets and sanitation challenges of slop pail use for waste disposal during the winter.