In 2009, Rachel Uyarasuk, elder of the Inuit community of Igloolik (Nunavut), evokes the ancestors whose name she received at birth. She explains how this transmission ensured their return among the world of the living.

A film by Christin Merlhiot

France, 2014, 11 minutes, animation

Inuktitut with English & French subtitles

Pi'õnhitsi | Unnamed Xavante Women (english subtitles)

Indigenous People: Xavante

Since 2002, Divino Tserewahú tried to make a film about the female initiation rite, no longer practiced in any other Xavante village, but since he started filming, the ritual is interrupted. Young and old discuss the difficulties and resistances involved in making this celebration.

The 7 Fires Prophecy told by Grandfather Commanda

The 7 Fires Prophecy told by Grandfather William Commanda, with Louise and Jacob Wawatie holding the wampum belt,

The Anishnabe history of Turtle Island,

Filmed in 2008 at A Circle of All Nations, A Culture of Peace.

Footage from the beginning of the IronWood Log Project.

Songs by Wayquay, Tribal Grind, with her kind permission.

Playlist: Family, Elders, and Stories from the Past

Collection of videos and films showcasing elders' voices, family histories, and stories from the past. 

I will Come Back As A BABY

Je reviendrai comme un enfant

Actor Nasi Sayegh, a stranger in a foreign land, listens to stories of naming from the residents of the Arctic community of Igloolik, drawing a wonderful interrogation on identity.

A film by Christian Merlhiot

France, 2013, 92 minutes

English & French Subtitles

Regional Mens Gathering 2013 2

Video of Kitikmeot Regional Men's gathering in Kugaaruk 

Taloyoak, Kugluktuk, Kugaaruk, Gjoan Haven and Cambridge Bay

Run Time 39 mins 55 secs

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