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Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief

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A tribute to Native women everywhere, this thoughtful and hopeful documentary focuses on five Native women from across Canada. Of varied ages and backgrounds, they have achieved success in a variety of careers: as the Yukon legislature's first Native woman minister, as a deck hand on a fishing boat, as a teacher, as a lawyer, and as a band council chief. Each of these women talks about how she got to where she is today, and attests to the importance of Native culture--its values, art, and spiritual beliefs--in helping her to develop a sense of self and seeing her through rough times.

1986, 28 min 42 s

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Bronze Apple Award - Category: Social Studies / Women's Issues
National Educational Media Network Competition
April 29 to May 1 1988, Oakland - USA