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 Flooding Job's Garden is a 59-minute documentary from the National Film Board of Canada. This is the third video in the As Long As the Rivers Flow Series about First Nations issues in Canada. This series documents the struggle of Aboriginal People in Canada for justice and self-determination. In Flooding Job's Garden, the viewer is taken on a journey to northern Quebec among the various Cree communities as they work to protect their traditional homeland from the devastation of the James Bay hydroelectric project.
UNAVAILABLE Circles explores the criminal justice system of the Yukon that offers sentencing circles as an alternative to the standard criminal justice format. The documentary presents the alternative system through the voices of a judge, criminals, victims, and members of the families of offender and victim. Instead of an offender appearing before a judge or jury with legal counsel, the offender and victim meet in a sentencing circle. Together with families, peers, elders and community members, the circle seeks to allow the balance of harmony to return to the community.
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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Le delta, c'est mon chez moi, Ehdiitat shanankat t'agoonch'uu is the French edition of The Delta is My Home, Ehdiitat shanankat t'agoonch'uu Uvanga Nunatarmuitmi aimayuaqtunga, one of the first titles in Fifth House Publishing's The Land Is Our Storybook series. This book co-authored by eleven-year-old Tom McLeod and Mindy Willet offers readers a view into the day-to-day life of this Gwich'in and Inuvialuit boy's community and family. Tom's family lives in Aklavik, a town in the Mackenzie Delta. His mother is Inuvialuit and his father is Gwich'in.
Subarctic Peoples is one of the information books in the Heinemann Library series, First Nations of North America. Books in the series offer information to grade four to six students about the cultural history of the major cultural regions of North America. This title discusses the Subarctic culture region of northern Canada and Alaska that includes the Algonquin, the Cree, the Innu, the Ojibwe, and Athabaskan people of Alaska.
Comme on se sent bien ici is the French translation of We Feel Good Out Here, Zhik gwaa'an, nakhwatthaiitat gwiinzii one of the first titles in Fifth House Publishing's The Land Is Our Storybook series. This Gwich'in title is designed to highlight one of the official Aboriginal language groups in the Northwest Territories. The book presents information about the people and community of Tsiigehtchic through the eyes of Julie-Ann Andre and her family. Julie-Ann is a Canadian Ranger, mother of twins, a hunter, a trapper, and a small-business owner engaged in cultural tourism.
Last Leaf First Snowflake to Fall by Ojibwe artist Leo Yerxa is a celebration of the seasonal change from fall to winter. Through prose poetry and collage images, Yerxa weaves an engaging account of a Nishnawbe (Ojibwe) parent and child who travel in the woods during autumn. They begin by paddling a canoe to an island where they walk through different types of terrain. As evening approaches the pair set up camp and they settle in for the night. Using their upturned canoe for shelter the two fall asleep hearing the wind howl.
Nos Histoires Sont Vivantes is the French language edition of Living Stories: Godi Weghàà Ets' eèda one of the titles in Fifth House Publishing's The Land Is Our Storybook series. This book co-authored by Therese Zoe, Philip Zoe, and Mindy Willett offers elementary students a First Nation's perspective about the lifestyle and cultural heritage of the contemporary Tlicho (Dogrib) community in the Northwest Territories.