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September 2018

Carry The Fire

September 27

As an educator, Raoul McKay dedicated himself to sharing stories, inspiring change, and influencing hundreds of students that were in his care.  The efforts and determination in this man have changed the face of Canada forever first as a teacher, and later as a documentary film producer. See how Raoul McKay, the legend, the achiever, made a great difference for people across our Nation in Carry The Fire.    

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October 2018

A Right To Eat

October 9

Many isolated Northern communities suffer food insecurity; meaning less is being eaten by individuals than what is needed. In some cases, many children are going to bed with growling tummies. With the cost of food in local grocery stores sky-rocketing, there is limited access to healthy foods. In A Right To Eat, filmmakers head North to explore the challenges and price of nutritional meals.

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Treading Water

October 16

The spring melt in 2011 produced water that would destroy communities and homes. It was said to be a once in 350 years flood. In a fight to save the city of Winnipeg, farm land and cottages, Assiniboine River water was diverted causing unpredictable flooding in Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin. The result? A state of emergency in Lake St. Martin and Little Saskatchewan First Nation. Three years later nearly 2000 people are unable to return to their community.…

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NSI Aboriginal Doc Special

October 23

Short documentaries are featured in the National Screen Institute Aboriginal Doc Special 2016.

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October 30

We've all heard the Sasquatch stories, but is there more to know? This documentary digs deep into the Indigenous experience to uncover surprising little-known sightings and spiritual messages that might change what you thought you knew about Sasquatch.

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November 2018

The Spirit Pole Journey: Carving A Moment in History

November 6

"The Spirit Pole Journey - Carving a Moment in History" A unique art project launched to commemorate Cowichan and the North American Indigenous Games which were held in Duncan, BC in 2008. Follow the journey as thousands of people have a moment with carver, Carey Newman, as he travels the province of British Columbia with the 20 foot ancient cedar Spirit Pole.

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The Pass System

November 13

The Pass System takes a look at the history of racial segregation in Canada. Many Elders tell their stories of how they were forced to resist their system, and how those changes have influenced who they have become.

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Tribal Journey: Paddle to Quwatsun

November 20

Native people of British Columbia’s Northwest Coast have a bond with the canoe like no other. The respect for these wood carved items started hundreds of years ago. To honor their ancestors, hundreds of individuals paddle from Bella Bella to Cowichan. Unexpected emotions and incredible transformations take place while manipulating across treacherous waters. While the journey challenges participants physically, spiritually, and mentally, the outcome is nothing short of magical.  

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Chasing Lear

November 27

As a young theatre student August Schellenberg, saw his first play, King Lear.  Over the years Augie often spoke of how he'd love to see an all Native Shakespeare play.  Four decades later, a phone call brought tears to Augie’s eyes as his dream was promised to be reality.  Chasing Lear takes viewers behind the scenes during dress rehearsals, prop making, and costume fitting as an all-Aboriginal cast performing Shakespeare on an A-house main stage is a first in Canadian History.

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December 2018

It Was A Woman

December 4

Cherri Low Horn shares her story of growing up in a desperate situation. It was much later in her life that she began to realize what was actually going on during her childhood. As Cherri faced the reality of her times growing up, she learned coping mechanisms from an important person who may have saved her.

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NSI Aboriginal Documentary Program 2014

December 11

Four amazing documentaries in one hour!

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A Life On the Line

December 18

‘A Life on the Line’ delves deep into the lifestyle, history, and culture of the Metis people from a personal, hands-on perspective through the relationship between a father who earns his living with his hands and a son who earns a living telling stories.

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Our Grandfather’s Footprints

December 25

Our Grandfather’s Footprints Filmmaker, Michael Bourquin, and his cousins follow their aging grandfather Loveman Nole as he passes down stories of living off the land, teaches essential skills, and the importance of connecting with the land. Loveman stresses the importance of family, and the need to retain traditional knowledge and culture. Our Grandfather's Footprints is a heartfelt documentary that shares and inspires.

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