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Bannock and a Movie 2011

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We Shall Remain: Trail of Tears
Running Time: 115 mins.

"Trial of Tears explores the resolve and resilience of the Cherokee people who resisted removal from their homelands in the Southwest in every way they knew: assimilating, adopting a European style government and legal system, accepting Christianity, and even taking their case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court."


January 21, 2011

Tecumseh's Vision
Running Time: 125 mins.

"Tecumseh's Vision tells the story of the Shawnee leader Tecumseh and his brother, Tenikwatawa, known as the Prophet. In the years following the American Revolution, the Prophet led a spiritual revival movement that drew thousands of followers from tribes across the Midwest. His brother forged a pan-Indian political and military alliance from that movement, coming closer than anyone since to creating an independent Indian state."


February 18, 2011

Running Time: 120 mins.

""Geronimo" takes place at the end of the Indian Wars, near the close of the nineteenth century. Here, desperate times catapulted a controversial character to the leadership of an Apache band."


March 18, 2011

Wounded Knee
Running Time: 80 mins.

"This gripping story takes place in 1973 at the siege of Wounded Knee, examining the broad political and economic forces that led to the emergence of the American Indian Movement (AIM) in the 1060s."


April 15, 2011

We Shall Remain Series: After the Mayflower
Running Time: 75 mins.

""After the Mayflower" begins in New England in the 1620s, at the time of the so called 'first Thanksgiving". In March of 1621, Massasoit chief of the Wampanoag, negotiated a diplomatic alliance with a band of English settlers for the benefit of his people. It was a gamble that paid off for several decades, as Indians and colonists coexisted in relative peace. A half century later, as a brutal war flared between the English colonists and a confederation of New England Indians, the wisdom of Massasoit's choice seemed less clear."


May 20, 2011

Long Road Home
Running Time: 45 mins.

"Metis Jacco Findlay was the first "Freemen" or "Otipemisiwak" in the Athabasca Valley. In 1907 The Canadian Government passed an Order in Council for the creation of the "Jasper Forest Park" - enforcing the evacuation of the Metis in the Athabasca Valley. By 1909 guns were seized causing the community to surrender its homelands.

This documentary, Long Road Home focuses on a 14 day return trip by the descendants of the evicted families, as well as Jacco's progeny."


September 16, 2011

The Hanging of Louis Riel
Running Time: 30 mins.

"The Hanging of Louis Riel" brings to life an important but often obscure part of Canadian history that takes aim at the events surrounding the execution of one of Canada's most intriguing personalities. Unlike mainstream documentaries, Jay Cardinal Villeneuve's raw, freewheeling cinematography and Avant-garde storytelling flavor captures the essence of 19th century Canada in the battles of the North West Resistance.

  October 14, 2011

Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change
Running Time: 55 mins.

Zacharias Kunuk and his team at Isuma Productions have teamed up with researcher Ian Mauro, PhD, to document and communicate Inuit knowledge regarding climate change in Nunavut. This community - based video research and filmmaking project values the important contribution Inuit have regarding climate change impacts and associated adaptation strategies.

  November 18, 2011

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