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AanimII Atjecoutay

I am from Ka-wezauce “Little Boy First Nation (cowessess Saskatchewan Canada) Saulteaux/Cree of the Ojibwa Nation a descendant of the Anishinabek.

My life consists of the activities of art, animal issues such as; Awareness, Protection and Liberation,The practice of Muay Thai, Wilderness Living & Survival Skills. a clean life style without drugs, alcohol, tobacco or marijuana and factory Farmed Meat.

Over the past 500 years, some of the Indigenous peoples have managed to resist and survive the civilizing process but much has been lost. Now we must rebuild our memory and determine on what basis we will build our future. The Institute Of First Knowledge Is a contemporary and Neo-Waabanoo experience and does not purport to represent a trible tradition in stone. It is a declaration of war based on the order imposed upon us by the dominant cultures of which I deny the right to validate my understanding of the current world around us.

Nanai channel

In Russia the Nanais (self name Nani) live on the Sea of Okhotsk, on the Amur River, downstream from Khabarovsk, on both sides of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, as well as on the banks of the Ussuri and the Girin rivers (the Samagirs). The Russians formerly called them Goldi, after a Nanai clan name. According to the 2002 census, there were 12,160 Nanais in Russia.

The unique artistic heritage of Nani people in Russia is still little known to a wide circle and currently is on the verge of extinction. In the Soviet period their language and culture were almost entirely wiped with alcohol and communism, and for subsequent years, nobody in Russia have not been given due attention for restoration and preservation of their culture. Government TV channel in the region of Nanai residence systematically create an unfavorable image of them. So a year ago I was running the project shooting video for distribution on the Internet in order to show the beauty and spiritual richness of Nani and inspire them to continue to work with the same purpose.

And now we have several joint projects, one of which is shooting the film with the participation of residents of nine Nanai villages and about twenty artists from these people. In this case we do not have any source of funding, which significantly slows down the process of work (the first stage of filming took place last summer on personal savings and loans).

In this channel you can see so far only some of the very first videos, but I much hope that in future you will see our new movie too, which was first created for the most part by the Nanai, and in their native language.

Also you may visit some of my web albums here.

The Calabash Literary Festival

Video project about the Calabash International Literary Poetry Festival, in Jamaica 2007

Movie 46:00 minutes

Language: English (english subtitles)

The festival takes place every year in May in the beautiful Treasure Beach on the southside of Jamaica.

Acción 3D

it was hard to have inuuja

It was hard to get a new inujja because there was hardly any wood , when my father was making sled ( kamutti ) their would be small peaces and the wood was so breakable, my father made me one after he made the sled .

props and toys for my inuuja

I did not like small animals , my inujjaa would have fur from a caribou skin firom an antler ,that is why I never use any small animal fur . when my mother first made me a sheet for a caribou skin from an alter I was soo happy . but after words I was able to use leman fur because other girls had it

my little sister

we use to play with inujjaa a lot , one day I visited a relative to play inujja with her and I was using my mothers kammiks ( boots ) , as usual my litter sister found me visiting, she took the kamiks with out telling me ( she starts to laugh ) because she know I was using my mother kammiks she brough them home .

first inuuja

Oh yes I can tell you what I remember. My mother's step sister Terase Kupaq had lots of inujja and they were properly dressed. I would cry because I wanted  one. The step mother of Paula made me one and it was tall and thin.

Rebeca starts to laugh .

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