UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher The Drum is a DVD produced by the Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre about the importance of the drum for First Nations. Shot on location at the North American Indian Travelling College, Akwesasne, this video highlights teachings from various Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) Elders and traditional people. Tom Porter explains the significance and origin of music according to Iroquois tradition. The types of drums and their uses are explained. The introduction of the Powwow drum and its purposes are described. Francis Boots and Reg Henry also convey the importance of social dance music as it relates to Iroquois communities. Although the original 30-minute video was recorded in 1982, its content remains relevant today. Tom Porter occasionally speaks in Mohawk and makes this video ideal for Mohawk language students.