By Majorie Beaucage. A campfire conversation at "Back to Batoche" with Maria Campbell, Harry Daniels, Peggy Vermette and Joe Welsh. Contemporary artists explore Metis cultural identity through the play One More Time about Metis leadership and politics.
Written by members who self-identify as First Nation or Métis, or have extensive experience working with Aboriginal students. The lessons are authentic in their approach to sensitive, value-laden topics, and honour traditional “Ways of Knowing” by taking a holistic approach to the broad themes of Land, Identity, Health, and Residential Schools.
With a mix of Cree, Ojibway, Assiniboian, English, Scottish, and Irish heritage Jordan Wheeler describes himself as a "modern Indigenous Aboriginal Native type dude". At 42, his career as a professional writer spans 25 years, beginning in print journalism at age 17. He moved to screenwriting for television with the popular series North of 60, writing there for four seasons.
Dana Claxton discusses her diverse career that includes documentaries, TV story segments, corporate videos, experimental film and video art. She is committed to cross-cultural dialogue that fosters understanding and respect between indigenous peoples and others.
Four Aboriginal filmmakers explore the realities of their lives in 21st century Canada. With humour and compassion, their films deal with a range of topics including Native culture/identity, Native traditions, Native art and street gangs.