UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the producer The Trial of Poundmaker is one of the documentary films in the National Film Board series, Chiefs. This series examines the lives of five First Nations leaders from Canadian history. Poundmaker (1842-1886) was a Cree leader accused by the Canadian government with participating in the Riel Rebellion of 1885. Filmmaker Gil Cardinal explores this leader's life and his subsequent trial in a Regina courtroom in 1886.
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.
UNAVAILABLE For Angela is a dramatic reenactment of racial event that occurred on a bus in Winnipeg. A young girl on her way to school is confronted by bullies as they taunt her because of her Native heritage. The traumatic event is overcome by a determined mother who takes matters in stride after her daughter cuts her long braids in an effort to conceal her heritage. The mother locates the bullies and forces them to take responsibility for their racist actions. One boy emotionally realized the impact of his actions.