Ikwe (Home DVD Use Only)

$25.00

Ikwe is the title of the first film in the National Film Board's Daughters of the Country series. Set in 1770, the film traces the history of the fur trade in Canada through the eyes of a young Ojibwe woman living on the shore of Georgian Bay. A dream foretells the arrival of a strange man in her village. When the Scottish fur trader arrives in her village, Ikwe believes her life is destined. She marries the trader believing the union will prove beneficial to her village. But the isolation and her husband's lack of understanding prove to make life lonely and difficult for Ikwe.

Price: $25.00

Ikwe (Home Video Use Only) UNAVAILABLE

$0.00

UNAVAILABLE Ikwe is the title of the first film in the National Film Board's Daughters of the Country series. Set in 1770, the film traces the history of the fur trade in Canada through the eyes of a young Ojibwe woman living on the shore of Georgian Bay. A dream foretells the arrival of a strange man in her village. When the Scottish fur trader arrives in her village, Ikwe believes her life is destined. She marries the trader believing the union will prove beneficial to her village. But the isolation and her husband's lack of understanding prove to make life lonely and difficult for Ikwe.

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Rice Harvest (Home Video Use Only) OUT OF PRINT

$0.00

Rice Harvest is a short video about the harvesting of wild rice by the people of the Pauingassi band of Manitoba. Wild rice was once a staple food among the Ojibway and Saulteaux but now it is considered a luxury item in North America and Europe. The film documents the brief trading exchange between a bush pilot and the men of Pauingassi. The bush pilot lands the plane on the lake and proceeds to purchase the wild rice without ceremony. The trade is strictly cash and the film notes that the rice is bought for $2.25 per pound.

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