First Nations Director, Alanis Obomsawin

In this featured post, the spotlight is on acclaimed and distinguished First Nations Director, Producer and Order of Canada recipient Alanis Obomsawin and her celebrated body of work in the last 40 years. In one of her latest interviews (with Q), Alanis spoke of her recent documentaries Hi-Ho Mistahey! and The People of the Kattawapiskak River / Le peuple de la rivière Kattawapiskak and in particular of the sacredness of listening in her approach to capture the dignity that even the most impoverished people and communities like Kattawapiskak have found in their… Read More

Mi’kmaq Creation Story (Tan-wet-abeg-sol-teagw – Where we come from)

A Canadian Museum of Civilization Presentation Produced by  GAPC The following two videos (parts one and two) feature a version of the Mi’kmaq Creation Story (Tan-wet-abeg-sol-teagw – Where we come from) explaining not only the origins of the world and its inner relationships that ties everything to all else but also the Gepmi-talemunetj-jijaamijk or the Honouring the Seven Spirit. Make sure to listen and appreciate the wisdom of the stories! For more histories and stories of creation from the Mi’kmaq and also the Mohawk, Ojibwe or Anishinaabe, the Cree or Nēhiyaw, and Kainai Black… Read More