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A young Ojibwa girl of 1770, Ikwe awakens one night from a disturbing dream about a strange man. The arrival of a young Scottish fur trader transforms her dream into reality. Marrying him, Ikwe leaves her village on the shores of Georgian Bay. Although the union promises prosperity for her tribe, it means hardship and isolation for Ikwe. Values and customs clash until, finally, the events of Ikwe's dream unfold with tragic clarity. Part one of the series entitled Daughters of the Country.

1986, 57 min

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Gemini Award for Best Pay Television Dramatic Series
Gemini Awards
December 8 to 9 1987, Toronto - Canada

Best Director Award (Norma Bailey)
Annual American Indian Film Festival
November 12 to 15 1987, San Francisco - USA

Best Picture Award
Annual American Indian Film Festival
November 12 to 15 1987, San Francisco - USA

Lilian Gish Award for Best Telefilm mini series or special
Women in Film Festival
October 16 to 18 1987, Los Angeles - USA

Blue Ribbon Award - Category: Original Drama
Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival
June 18 to 23 1987, New York - USA

Alcan Award (Public's Award for Cinema) given to IKWE and THE WAKE - with a cash prize of 2,000$
Festival of Films and Videos by Women (SILENCE ELLES TOURNENT)
June 4 to 14 1987, Montréal - Canada

Golden Sheaf Award - Category: Best Drama over 30 minutes
Yorkton Film Festival
October 29 to November 2 1986, Yorkton - Canada

Golden Sheaf Award - Category: Best Production of the Festival
Yorkton Film Festival
October 29 to November 2 1986, Yorkton - Canada

Golden Sheaf Award - Category: Best Editing (Lara Mazur)
Yorkton Film Festival
October 29 to November 2 1986, Yorkton - Canada

Superchannel Award for Best Script (Wendy Lill) - with a cash prize of 1,000$
Yorkton Film Festival
October 29 to November 2 1986, Yorkton - Canada

Golden Sheaf Award - Category: Best Script (Wendy Lill)
Yorkton Film Festival
October 29 to November 2 1986, Yorkton - Canada