aboriginal perspectives

  • 36m 43s

    YOU ARE ON INDIAN LAND

    uploaded by: NFB

    channel: The National Film Board of Canada

    Synopsis: A film report of the 1969 protest demonstration by Mohawk Indians of the St. Regis Reserve on the international bridge between Canada and the United States near Cornwall, Ontario.

    uploaded date: 30-04-2010

  • 2m 49s

    VISTAS - TRAPPER/VISTAS - TRAPPEUR

    uploaded by: NFB

    channel: The National Film Board of Canada

    Synopsis: Trapper is a beautiful short film capturing the quiet dignity of a day in the life of a Northern trapper.

    Trappeur est un magnifique court métrage qui saisit la dignité tranquille d'une journée dans la vie d'un trappeur du Nord.

    Filmmaker: Shannon Letandre

    Contact: National Film Board of Canada and APTN/L'Office national du film du Canada et APTN

    uploaded date: 29-04-2010

  • 3m 47s

    VISTAS - THE VISIT

    uploaded by: NFB

    channel: The National Film Board of Canada

    Synopsis: The Visit tells the true story of a Cree family's strange encounter one winter night, which results in a conversation beyond words.

    Filmmaker: Lisa Jackson

    Contact: National Film Board of Canada and APTN

    Producer: Selwyn Jacob

    Year of Production: 2009

    Distributor Information: National Film Board of Canada and APTN

    Country: Canada

    uploaded date: 29-04-2010

  • 2m 37s

    VISTAS - INUKSHOP/VISTAS - INUKSHOP

    uploaded by: NFB

    channel: The National Film Board of Canada

    Synopsis: Inuit filmmaker Jobie Weetaluktuk mixes archival and new footage to make a statement about the appropriation of his culture throughout history.

    Le cinéaste inuit Jobie Weetaluktuk combine séquences d'archives et nouvelles images pour prendre position sur les différentes formes d'appropriation de sa culture au cours de l'histoire.

    Filmmaker: Jobie Weetaluktuk

    uploaded date: 29-04-2010

  • 2m 17s

    VISTAS - DANCERS OF THE GRASS/VISTAS - LES DANSEURS DE L'HERBE

    uploaded by: NFB

    channel: The National Film Board of Canada

    Synopsis: A stunning display of a stop motion animation, Dancers of the Grass vividly depicts the majesty of the hoop dance, a tradition symbolizing the unity of all nations.

    Éblouissante démonstration d'animation image par image, Les danseurs de l'herbe illustre avec éclat la majesté de la danse du cerceau, une tradition symbolisant l'unité de toutes les nations.

    uploaded date: 29-04-2010

  • 3m 46s

    VISTAS - CARRYING FIRE/VISTAS - FEU PORTANT

    uploaded by: NFB

    channel: The National Film Board of Canada

    Synopsis: Carrying Fire weaves together animation and live action to show how the fire of our spirit is passed from one camp and one generation to the next.

    Feu portant entrelace animation et réel pour illustrer la façon dont le feu de notre esprit se transmet d'un campement et d'une génération à l'autre.

    Filmmaker: Marie Burke

    uploaded date: 29-04-2010

  • 27m 23s

    STARBLANKET

    uploaded by: NFB

    channel: The National Film Board of Canada

    Synopsis: At twenty-six, Noel Starblanket is one of the youngest Indian chiefs in North America--twice elected chief of the Starblanket Reserve, and also elected vice-president of all Saskatchewan Indians. His great-grandfather's advice was to "learn the wit and cunning of the White man." That he did.

    uploaded date: 29-04-2010

  • 29m 14s

    RICHARD CARDINAL: CRY FROM A DIARY OF A METIS CHILD

    uploaded by: NFB

    channel: The National Film Board of Canada

    Synopsis: A moving tribute to Richard Cardinal, a Métis adolescent who committed suicide in 1984. He had been taken from his home at the age of four because of family problems, and spent the rest of his seventeen short years moving in and out of twenty-eight foster homes, group homes and shelters in Alberta.

    uploaded date: 29-04-2010

  • 57m 55s

    CÉSAR'S BARK CANOE/CÉSAR ET SON CANOT DECORCE

    uploaded by: NFB

    channel: The National Film Board of Canada

    Synopsis: Building a canoe solely from the materials that the forest provides may become a lost art, even among the Indians whose traditional craft it is. In this film, César Newashish, a sixty-seven-year-old Attikamek Indian of the Manowan Reserve north of Montreal, builds a canoe in the old way, using only birch bark, cedar splints, spruce roots and gum.

    uploaded date: 29-04-2010