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Mi'kmaq Family - Migmaoei Otjiosog

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Mi'kmaq filmmaker and mother, Catherine Anne Martin takes a reflective journey into the extended family of Nova Scotian Mi'kmaq society. Members of her community share their stories about the recovery of First Nations values, particularly through the teachings of elders. The wisdom of experiene and the collective responsibilities of the Mi'kmaq community play a major role in the way their children are raised. An enlightening and inspiring resource for both First Nations and non-First Nations audiences who are looking for ways to strenghten and explore their own families and traditions.

Mi'kmaq language is spoken and a lullaby (ALAMIA'TIJIK) is sung by a  Mi'kmaq grandmother featured in the film.

1995, 32 min 28 s

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Silver Apple Award
National Educational Media Network Competition
May 18 1996, Oakland - USA

Andris Slapinsh Memorial Prize for her outstanding documentary
Visual Anthropology Festival
July 2 to 7 1995, Parnu - Estonia