Our Collection

The Beauty of Our People

Top of page

A compilation of three productions showing various aspects of Canadian Indian lifestyles. Includes: Nonoonse Anishinabe Ishichekewin Ka Kanawentank: Forty years ago her grandmother brought her to Sugar Island, Manitoba; since then Nonoonse has returned every spring to gather maple syrup. This film shows the sugar-making process and its importance in the tradition of the Saultaux Indians (10 min. 17 sec.); The Last Mooseskin Boat: Gabe Etchinelle of the Shotah Dene returns to the mountains of his youth to build one last mooseskin boat, now preserved in a museum in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories; and The Fiddlers of James Bay: Scots traders from the Orkney Islands introduced a fiddle music to the Cree of James Bay in the 17th century. This film documents the journey of two Cree fiddlers to the Orkney Islands, the birthplace of the music they learned from their fathers and grandfathers (28 min. 42 sec.).

1987, 67 min 03 s

Top of page