Sign into your library account to stream for free. In her award-winning documentary, director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit as they campaign to challenge long-established perceptions of seal hunting. Armed with social media and their own sense of humour and justice, this group is bringing its own voice into the conversation and presenting themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy.
Why would officials of the Canadian government attack citizens for exercising rights that had been affirmed by the highest court in the land? What happened at Burnt Church? Alanis Obomsawin casts her cinematic and intellectual nets into history to provide a context for the events on Miramichi Bay.
The Gift is beautiful exploration of the intertwined lives of people and corn, capturing the traditional, spiritual, economic and political importance of this sacred plant.
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While his peers are adopting a more modern, urban lifestyle, Robert is continuing the traditions of his Cree forebears. Equally at home in town or in the bush, the young boy is "The Little Trapper", hunting, fishing and learning to live off the land.
An educational documentary that follows Aboriginal Fisher Cyrus Smith as he plies his trade of the frozen ice of Lake Manitoba following the traditions of his elders. The Smith family are part of a dwindling number of fishers who venture out in Arctic-like conditions to supply the world with fresh whitefish.
Explores the rich fishing traditions of the Sto:lo, Heiltsuk and 'Namgis First Nations of British Columbia, comparing Native respect for resources to government policies that have "managed" Canada's west coast salmon fishery into a state of crisis.
In this film, the Inuit are camped on the shore of Pelly Bay in May and June. A hunter catches a seal and drags it back to camp, where he and his wife cut it up. There is a use for everything--blubber, hide, fur, even the intestines.