(Canada’s indigenous peoples)
Saturday April 29, 2017
1:00pm – 3:00pm
The Owl Who Married a Goose: An Eskimo Legend (1974, 7 minutes, NFB)
This short animation is based on an Inuit legend: a goose captures the fancy of an owl, a weakness for which he will pay dearly. The sound effects and voices are Inuktitut, but the animation leaves no doubt as to the unfolding action.
The Ballad of Crowfoot (1968, 10 minutes, NFB)
Examines the situation of Aboriginal people in North America through the figure of Crowfoot, the legendary 19th-century Blackfoot leader of the Plains. A rapid montage is married to the words and music of an impassioned ballad written by Mi'kmaq singer and songwriter Willie Dunn.
Tuktu and The Ten Thousand Fishes (1967, 14 minutes, NFB)
Tells the story of young Tuktu, who is taken on a fishing trip to an ancient stone weir where his father and other hunters spear fish in great numbers, and make fire with an Inuit fire drill.
Niigaanibatowaad: Front Runners (2007, 47 minutes, NFB)
This film is about the segregation of Aboriginal athletes during the 1967 Olympics and the despair they suffered in the school system. It is a story of survival, hope, reconciliation and a dream for a new beginning that transcends hatred and racism.
If You Want to Get Married…You Have To Learn How To Build an Igloo (2011, 5 minutes, NFB)
Records Dean Ittuksarjuat efforts as he constructs the traditional Inuit home. From the first cut of the snow knife to the last block of snow has been placed on the roof, this is an inside-and-out look at the entire fascinating process.
Circle of the Sun (1969, 29 minutes, NFB)
At a gathering of the Blood Indians of Alberta, the Sun Dance is captured on film for the first time and reflects the predicament of the young generation who have relinquished their ties with their own culture but have not yet found a firm place in a changing world.
As I Am (2010, 4 minutes, NFB)
A film that challenges stereotypes about Aboriginal people in the workplace and celebrates their pride in their work and culture.
O Canada (1997, 2 minutes, NFB)
A wonderful rendition of our national anthem that reflects our multiculturalism.