Edible Seaweeds: What the fucus? •  SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 4)

Edible Seaweeds: What the fucus? • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 4)

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In 2002 Dr. Dolly Garza, a professor at the University of Alaska, took early retirement to come and live on Haida Gwaii full-time. She is originally Haida from Alaska but married a future hereditary chief of the Haida nation. Dolly has been harvesting seaweed for most of her life and shares her knowledge as an advocate for the many benefits of incorporating seaweed into a healthful diet.

Ednas Bloodline

Edna's Bloodline

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Edna Elias, the former Commissioner of Nunavut Canada, received an email from Fredrik Norberg, a distant relative in Sweden. He wanted to learn more about Petter Norberg, Edna's great grandfather who had left Sweden in the late 1800's and then settled in Canada's far North.

 

Freedom Babies

Freedom Babies

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A young family from the Secwepemc First Nation lives in a traditional pit house near Kamloops in the Thompson River Valley of British Columbia. Their lives are rooted in concern for the environment, respect for unceded traditional territory and a return to traditional First Nations culture. 

The Hand of Franklin

The Hand of Franklin

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A four-person team attempts to be the first to row self-propelled through the fabled Northwest Passage in order to shed light on the effects of climate change in the Canadian Arctic.

The Klondike Viking

The Klondike Viking

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This story of Norwegian immigrant Bill Hakonson follows his life from a mistreated runaway youth on the prairies to his arrival in Dawson City where he built a new life in Canada's far north.

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.

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. 

Shipyards Lament

Shipyards Lament

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The Shipyards was a riverside squatters community in downtown Whitehorse that symbolized the Old Yukon lifestyle. Shipyards Lament follows the forced eviction of the residents of this neighbourhood, the last of its kind in urban Canada.

Surviving the Fundy Footpath

Surviving the Fundy Footpath

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Bruce Persaud, a city slicker with zero hiking experience, attempts to complete one of Canada's toughest multi-day hikes, traversing the Fundy escarpment between St. Martin's and Alma, New Brunswick. 

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. 

Touch the Wilderness

Touch the Wilderness

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An inspiring documentary about Brian Lendrum, a former teacher and urbanite, now living in the remote Yukon. Brian has been blind since the age of two. He loves the outdoors and the challenge of wilderness living. His determination and resourcefulness help him to meet the challenges of his environment and to overcome the occasional frustrations of doing it alone.

Une vie sans frontières

Une vie sans frontières

Available on VHS

Ce documentaire émouvant s'agit de Brian Lendrum, autrefois professeur et citadin, qui habite aujourd'hui au fin fond du Yukon. Brian était aveugle depuis l'age de deux ans. Comme Brian explique, etre aveugle n'est qu'un seul aspect de son caractère. C'est la quete pour la connaissance et l'enrichissement personnel qui le pousse a relever le défi de la vie en pleine nature.

The Working Cats Guide to the Klondike

The Working Cat's Guide to the Klondike

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Old timers, First Nation storytellers, historians and a cast of Yukon locals recall a traditional practice of “cat sledding” unique to the Dawson City area in Canada’s far North.