UNAVAILABLE Picturing a People: George Johnston, Tlingit Photographer by filmmaker Carol Geddes is a documentary about a unique Tlingit man who documented the history of his community from 1920-1945. Self-taught George Johnston (1884-1972) continually sought to learn about his Tlingit cultural traditions and history from Elders. At the age of 16 he travelled from Teslin in the Yukon to visit Tlingit along the coast of Alaska. He recorded and documented traditional songs and dances. Years later he ordered a catalogue camera and learned how to shoot and develop black and white images.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from GoodMinds Okimah is a detailed documentary by Omuskego Cree filmmaker, Paul Rickard, about a contemporary goose hunt by a Cree family from Moose Factory. Rickard chose to portray the leadership of his father, the Okimah, on this goose hunt. Together with film crew, his parents, brothers and sisters, their spouses and children, Rickard takes the viewer on the annual goose hunt.
UNAVAILABLE This video is no longer available from the publisher The Mind of a Child is a documentary featuring the work of Lorna Williams who works with Aboriginal students. Lorna Williams is from the Lil'wat First Nation in British Columbia. She has worked with the Vancouver School Board as a First Nations Education Specialist. Her work with Native students at risk in urban area schools led her to seek out the work of Israeli psychologist Reuven Feuerstein.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from GoodMinds Mi'kmaq Family - Migmaoei Otjiosog is a 1995 National Film Board of Canada film directed by Mikmaw filmmaker Catherine Ann Martin. This 32-minute video is a new parent's exploration about the techniques of modern childrearing through the experience of Mi'kmaq elders. During a summer gathering at Chapel Island, Nova Scotia, while celebrating Saint Anne's Day, the Mi'kmaq families share stories, renew friendships, and take pride in their cultural traditions.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from GoodMinds Legends: The Story of Siwash Rock is an adaptation by filmmaker Annie Frazier Henry from a traditional legend about the appearance of the Siwash Rock, a well-known Vancouver landmark. Actor Dakota House portrays a young man, Andrew, whose girlfriend, Kelsey, becomes pregnant. Left without employment and the life-threatening illness of his girlfriend, Andrew prepares for his child's birth in a traditional manner by a cleansing.