Stepping Up: A Personal Guide to Being an Involved Citizen in a First Nation Community is a 66-page introduction designed to assist First Nation individuals take interest in their communities written by Ojibwe author Jody Kechego. Kechego is from the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation and he writes about his personal experiences becoming involved in his community. He discusses how First Nation reserves are funded and how their infrastructure is organized.
Reclaiming Our Children, written and created by the Aboriginal Peoples Family Accord in British Columbia, is 24-minute documentary DVD explores the truth about First Nations children in care and suggests new ways of seeing the difficulties that we face. About 45% of the children in care are First Nations - why is this and what are we doing about it? A tremendous amount of positive energy has been generated around this issue as we are really talking about the future generations and the importance of working together to make sure children have better lives.
Native Women: Politics is a 24-minute DVD produced by First Nations Films. The documentary explores the complex role of British Columbia First Nations women as they pursue various aspects of self-government. The film profiles Gloria Morgan, Beth Wyss, Barb Charlie, Lavina White, Wendy Grant, Mary Williams, and Barb Cranmer. Each woman's background is described as well as her contribution to her First Nation's success.
William Commanda, whose Algonquin name is Ojigkwanong, was born on the Maniwaki reserve in Quebec in 1913. During an illness in 1961, Commanda received a vision. This vision pictured a circle of nations and his has been dedicated to reconciling differences worldwide. His message of healing and peace is documented in this film. French with English subtitles. This NFB Home Use Only DVD from GoodMinds.com is only available for sale in Canada. For USA orders contact [email protected] or phone: 1-800-542-2164
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This NFB Home Use Only DVD from GoodMinds.com is only available for sale in Canada. For USA orders contact [email protected] or phone: 1-800-542-2164
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher. No Turning Back is a 48-minute DVD from the National Film Board of Canada about the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and the testimony given by First Nations, Inuit and Metis people during the five-year hearing process. Native filmmakers across Canada covered the Commission's hearings and from the more than 300 hours of film, director Greg Coyes compressed the Aboriginal voices into this succinct documentary.
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.
Our Nationhood by Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin reexamines the Mi'kmaq of Listuguj and their battle for recognition of their Aboriginal Rights with the Quebec and Canadian governments. The Mi'kmaq of Listuguj (formerly known as Restigouche) is the seventh Mi'kmaq community and the largest Mi'kmaq community in Quebec. The documentary focuses on their 1998 blockade of a provincial road in order to strengthen their negotiating position with the province over logging. The logging issue is deeply-rooted.
Documentary, narrated by Graham Greene, examines the stresses and rewards of working as a police officer serving First Nations communities in Ontario. Through interviews with Native and Non-Native officers, supervisors, and community leaders, this film explores how policing serves as one method of achievement in the larger goal of self-government. A VHS edition is also available. This NFB Home Use Only DVD from GoodMinds.com is only available for sale in Canada. For USA orders contact [email protected] or phone: 1-800-542-2164