UNAVAILABLE Two Worlds Colliding is a documentary from the National Film Board of Canada that examines the disturbing events surrounding the Saskatoon police force's relationship with Aboriginal People in this Canadian city. Filmmaker Tasha Hubbard, Cree university student, draws on her connection to both the Aboriginal and policing communities. Adopted as an infant into a police family, Hubbard interviewed police, the families, and one of the survivor's of Saskatoon's infamous "starlight tours".
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from GoodMinds Totem: The Return of the G'psgolox Pole is a powerful story of the Haisla and their efforts to repatriate a totem pole from Folkens Museum Ethnografiska, Sweden. Carved by Chief G'psgolox after the loss of his family due to smallpox, the pole was surreptitiously removed from its home. With the blessing of the Canadian government, the pole was taken to Sweden to be preserved in a museum in 1929. The people of the village after returning from a fishing trip learned of the theft.
UNAVAILABLE Our Nationhood by Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin reexamines the Mi'kmaq of Listuguj and their battle for recognition of their Aboriginal Rights with the Quebec and Canadian governments. The Mi'kmaq of Listuguj (formerly known as Restigouche) is the seventh Mi'kmaq community and the largest Mi'kmaq community in Quebec. The documentary focuses on their 1998 blockade of a provincial road in order to strengthen their negotiating position with the province over logging. The logging issue is deeply-rooted.
UNAVAILABLE In English and Inuktitut, with subtitles. Cast and Participants include Naalak Nappaaluk, Danny Alaku, Timothy Etidloie, Jimmy Kadjulik, and Bobby Qamugaaluk. Written and directed by Elisapie Isaac who was born in Nunavik. The documentary looks at how youth and elders fell about their traditional culture in the face of overwheming change. Set in the village of Kangirsujuaq located in Northern Quebec at the edge of the Arctic Ocean.
UNAVAILABLE Healing at Lac Ste. Anne is a documentary film that celebrates the annual pilgrimage of Aboriginal Catholics to Lac Ste. Anne in northern Alberta. Oblate missionaries own the site and they express concerns over financial matters as the filmmaker Cindy Bisallon narrates this 48-minute movie. The mixing of catholic and Aboriginal spirituality is shown.
For John is a recent National Film Board of Canada release that deals with the impact of suicide on a tightly-knit Mohawk family. John Diabo (1967-1998) was a vibrant and generous Mohawk man from the community of Kahnawake, Quebec. In this moving documentary the family of John Diabo comes forward four years following his suicide to share their memories, their grief and their continuing disbelief. The film was written and directed by Dale Montour, John's aunt. In this documentary she uses family photographs and video clips and interweaves these images with family testimony.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the producer Chiefs: The Worlds of Joseph Brant is a docudrama developed by the National Film Board. This episode in the Chiefs video series examines the controversial role of Mohawk leader Joseph Brant. Directed by Gil Cardinal and narrated by Gary Farmer this DVD details the life of Thayendanegea, Mohawk leader during the turbulent times of the American Revolution.