Gift of Diabetes, The (Home Video Use Only) UNAVAILABLE

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UNAVAILABLE The Gift of Diabetes is a powerful and moving personal diary of an Ojibwe man struggling with diabetes. Brian Whitford tells his own story of personal loss and the complications of diabetes in this 58-minute documentary he directed. Diabetes is a troubling disease that afflicts a large proportion of the First Nations population. Whitford's Sandy Bay First Nation home was one of loss and personal tragedy. He must deal with this troubled past in order to succeed in the present struggle to live a life of pain and the complications of diabetes.

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Jidwa:doh: Let's Become Again, Indigenous Elders Summit 2004 DVD (Public Performance Use) UNAVAILABLE

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Jidwa:doh: Let's Become Again, Indigenous Elders Summit 2004 is a 50-minute DVD directed by Dawn Martin-Hill on behalf of the Indigenous Elders and Youth Council. It records the events that took place during the Indigenous Elders Summit held at Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in 2004. It includes excerpts from the Unity Ride and Run, highlights of speeches from Elders, and the youth perspective.

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Jidwa:doh: Let's Become Again, Indigenous Elders Summit 2004 DVD (Home DVD Use Only) UNAVAILABLE

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Jidwa:doh: Let's Become Again, Indigenous Elders Summit 2004 is a 50-minute DVD directed by Dawn Martin-Hill on behalf of the Indigenous Elders and Youth Council. It records the events that took place during the Indigenous Elders Summit held at Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in 2004. It includes excerpts from the Unity Ride and Run, highlights of speeches from Elders, and the youth perspective.

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Our City Our Voices: Follow the Eagle and Slo-Pitch (Home Video Use Only) UNAVAILABLE

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UNAVAILABLE Our City Our Voices: Follow the Eagle and Slo-Pitch video contains two short documentaries created by Aboriginal youth in Vancouver's Eastside. As a training project the youth got to tell stories about their city and the result is one about the role of Elders and the other about the importance of sports. During the summer of 2004 the youth documented the results of the Aboriginal Front Door's program to develop and nurture Elders in Vancouver.

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Sigwan (Home Video Use Only) UNAVAILABLE

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UNAVAILABLE Sigwan is a short video directed by Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin. The story shows a young Native girl named Sigwanis rejected by her classmates who are outdoors listening to a Native storyteller. Sigwanis leaves the group and heads to the woods where she is befriended by bears who explain why she is a valuable person and should return to her family. The bears protect and comfort her over night and the take her back to her family. The bears in this film are portrayed by actors wearing bear masks with long blankets.

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Inuit Games: My Brand New Life (Home Video Use Only) UNAVAILABLE

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UNAVAILABLE Inuit Games is one of the videos in the National Film Board's 13-part series, My Brand New Life. In this series, each participant explores personal prejudices as he or she is challenged to explore another culture. Eric is a teen athlete from a middle class family in Montreal. He has the opportunity to travel to Kangiqsualujjuaq in northern Quebec and participate in the Inuit Games. Eric is introduced and he explains that his chosen sports are soccer and cycling. He and his friends try to say the Inuit village name Kangiqsualujjuaq.

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Sniffing Bear, The L'Ours renifleur (Home Video Use Only) OUT OF PRINT

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OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available in VHS format. It is now available in DVD format. The Sniffing Bear (L'Ours renifleur) is an animated 8-minute video that raises awareness in children about the harmful effects of substance abuse. Award-winning producer Co Hoedeman took the advice of Native inmates at La Macaza Institution who requested a film for Native youth about the hazards of drug and alcohol abuse. The result is the film set in the Arctic where a polar bear, snowy owl and seal see first-hand the effects of gas sniffing.

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No Address (Home DVD Use Only)

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No Address by Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin tackles the issue of Native homelessness in Montreal in 1980s. Many First Nations individuals arrive in Montreal searching for a better life through education and employment but often find themselves without money, friends or a home. Some find their way to the Native Friendship Centre and its programs that assist Native clients and their transition to the urban area. This NFB Home Use Only DVD from GoodMinds.com is only available for sale in Canada.

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For John (Home DVD Use Only)

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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.

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Circles (Home DVD Use Only)

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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.

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