Indigenous Spotlight: The North Edition

This special edition of films all take place on Turtle Island, and if we listen close we just might learn from Elders, traditional dancers, Shaman’s and the landscape.

Themes: Elder appreciation, the land, spirit, dance, Indigenous joy, ceremony, community, tradition
Length: 52 minutes

Recommended for grades 5-7
Advisory:
in ngakusajaujuq: The Shaman’s Apprentice some sounds/images may be scary for young viewers; an animated animal is cut into and eaten
Note the films feature non-English dialogue with subtitles.

In Cree and English we hear the premonitions of an Elder as they relate to Treaty 6, while images of a changing landscape are visualized and animated into something far from its original state.

The spirit of an Ojibwe fancy shawl dancer finds strength amidst loss, ignited by a warrior story shared by her Mishomis as she finds her place within the generational line.

Looking back on the childhood teachings from her father, a woman from Lac Seul First Nation passes on the message of generosity, giving and community that have guided through a life of compassion.

A walk through the dark landscape, Mohawk film director Shaunoh and Tlingit formline artist Guna Megan Jensen set out to visually tell the story of how Raven brought light to the world.

Inuit creation stories from the Iglulik region in Nunavut: the raven who brings daylight to…

A young shaman must face her first test: a trip underground to visit Kannaaluk, The One Below, who holds the answers to why a community member has become ill.

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