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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Pow Wow Trail DVD, Set of 11 DVDs (Public Performance Use) UNAVAILABLE

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Pow Wow Trail is a unique series of DVDs consisting of 11 episodes covering all aspects of the pow wow. Each DVD is approximately an hour in length and explains the pow wow through the voices and teachings of Elders, singers, and dancers involved in the pow wow. Producer Jeremy Torrie and his film crew spent a two-year period travelling to more than 40 powwows across the continent recording the material about the powwow. Episode 1 focuses on The Drum and how everything about the powwow revolves around it. The drum is the heartbeat of the Nations.

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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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Totem: The Return of the G'psgolox Pole (Home DVD Use Only)

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Totem: The Return of the G'psgolox Pole is a powerful story of the Haisla and their efforts to repatriate a totem pole from Folkens Museum Ethnografiska, Sweden. Carved by Chief G'psgolox after the loss of his family due to smallpox, the pole was surreptitiously removed from its home. With the blessing of the Canadian government, the pole was taken to Sweden to be preserved in a museum in 1929. The people of the village after returning from a fishing trip learned of the theft. Years of searching located the pole in the Swedish museum in 1991.

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Urban Elder (Home DVD Use Only)

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Urban Elder introduces Vern Harper in this documentary about the life of a spiritual elder in Toronto. The video follows Harper's fast-paced lifestyle in the largest urban centre where he leads a sweat lodge, observes his daughter's ballet class, conducts a healing ceremony, participates in a political rally, and counsels prisoners at Warkworth Federal Prison. The cast also includes Dan Smoke, Rodney Bobiwash, Sylvia Maracle, and Laura Spencer. This 1997 video is directed by Robert S. Adams. This NFB Home Use Only DVD from GoodMinds.com is only available for sale in Canada.

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Totem: The Return of the G'psgolox Pole (Home Video Use Only) UNAVAILABLE

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UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from GoodMinds Totem: The Return of the G'psgolox Pole is a powerful story of the Haisla and their efforts to repatriate a totem pole from Folkens Museum Ethnografiska, Sweden. Carved by Chief G'psgolox after the loss of his family due to smallpox, the pole was surreptitiously removed from its home. With the blessing of the Canadian government, the pole was taken to Sweden to be preserved in a museum in 1929. The people of the village after returning from a fishing trip learned of the theft.

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Vision Seeker, The OUT OF PRINT

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The Vision Seeker is a 26-minute video that can accompany the book, The Vision Seeker by James Whetung. This video produced and directed by the book's illustrator, Paul Morin, brings the vibrant children's book to life. The first 15 minutes of the video is a visual retelling of the book and is narrated by James Whetung from Curve Lake. The video retelling of the origin of the sweat lodge introduces young readers to one aspect of Ojibwe spirituality. The young boy in the story wishes that he could help his village overcome the constant warfare that had befallen the people.

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Urban Elder (Home Video Use Only) UNAVAILABLE

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UNAVAILABLE Urban Elder introduces Vern Harper in this documentary about the life of a spiritual elder in Toronto. The video follows Harper's fast-paced lifestyle in the largest urban centre where he leads a sweat lodge, observes his daughter's ballet class, conducts a healing ceremony, participates in a political rally, and counsels prisoners at Warkworth Federal Prison. The cast also includes Dan Smoke, Rodney Bobiwash, Sylvia Maracle, and Laura Spencer. This 19997 video is directed by Robert S. Adams.

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Great Law 1994 Video UNAVAILABLE

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UNAVAILABLE This title is discontinued by the publisher Great Law 1994 is a set of 24 VHS tapes produced by the Jake Thomas Learning Centre. Chief Jacob Thomas was considered one of the most knowledgeable people from Six Nations regarding The Great Law and the Handsome Lake Code. Chief Thomas was at the forefront of local community efforts to preserve and promote the languages and ceremonies. In 1994 Chief Thomas hosted a Reading of the Great Law in English in an effort to pass on the knowledge of this significant historical event to those who no longer speak their language.

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