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. As leader or Okimah, the senior Richard decides on location of this fall event, directs the hunt, teaches the men and boys how to make clay decoys, and how to make blinds. While this is going on, Rickard's mother shows her daughters, daughter-in-law, and their girls how to pluck and cook geese, how to smoke the meat, and the choice berry-picking locations. Some of Okimah's children have married non-Cree spouses but everyone pitches in and learns from the master teacher. Life is not the fast-paced life of the town but rather a natural rhythm that follows life on the land. After the work is finished everyone has time for laughs and visiting. Even school have been closed to allow families to take their children on the goose hunt. This positive and life-affirming film shows the contemporary transmission of Cree cultural values. Despite the children attending a residential school they prefer to recall only the good time of living on the land with their parents. These happy and fulfilling times block out the misery and abuse of residential school. This is an excellent portrayal of Cree family values, their environmental respect for the land, traditional land management practices, and cultural transmission across generations. A DVD edition is also available.