"Rage" is an exploration into the issues which underlie violent behavior. It was conceived of, shot and directed by a group of five Federal category-one violent offenders. The project took three years to complete and involved hundreds of people from the Native community in Alberta. It resulted in this four-part series on family & community violence.
A team of world renowned rock art experts gathered to investigate the defacing of a sacred First Nations rock art site that had been worshiped for 10,000 years. Explores the history of the 150 years of cultural and social genocide perpetrated by the Canadian government towards First Nations people living in Canada. Great River also examines the current Third World quality living conditions of many Canadian First Nations communities. Specifically it highlights the recent struggle between the Kitigan Zibi First Nation Reserve and the Canadian Museum of Civilization over the ancient ancestral remains of hundreds of Indigenous people found in Algonquin territory.
The Pass System is a result of a five year investigation involving extensive, pan-Canadian archival research and elders’ oral history testimony, revealing a system that appears to be much more widespread than previously thought. Cree, Saulteaux, Dene, Ojibwe and Blackfoot Elders from Treaty areas 4, 6 & 7 (Saskatchewan & Alberta), tell stories of living under and resisting the system. Leading historians and scholars such as Winona Wheeler, Sarah Carter, J.R. Miller, Brian Titley, Shauneen Pete, and the film’s Historical Consultant John S. Milloy, provide key context essential to understanding the system’s many impacts that reverberate to this day.
This highly stylized, black and white experimental drama takes its name from the official response by the National Indian Brotherhood to the Canadian government's 1969 White Paper on Indian policy, authored by then-Minister of Indian Affairs Jean Chrétien.
An anthology of five short films by Canadian Indigenous women. Participating in a collective process, each director created a film under restrictions imposed on them by their peers, to push each artist into new creative territory.
5 short films about treaty:
1. A solemn undertaking : the five treaties of Saskatchewan (14:00) -- 2. As long as the sun shines (10:00) -- 3. Treaties as a bridge to the future (12:00) -- 4. We are all part of treaty (6:34) -- 5. A Wîsahkêcâhk story (11:11) -- 6. Building harmony (10:49).
As a survivor of a brutal racially-driven sexual assault, Delia finds herself let down by the justice system. She grows increasingly distressed knowing that nothing is being done about the countless Aboriginal women who are being targeted for sexual assault by men who know they'll walk away unpunished. It is then that she decides to transform herself into a motorcycle-riding, ass-kicking vigilante who takes on the attackers of other women who've suffered the same fate.