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First Stories - My Indian Name

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My Indian Name documents filmmaker Darryl Nepinak's journey as he receives his Indian name. This short film takes a look at how traditional culture continues to shape and influence our modern sense of self. Why does this important personal ceremony take place? What does it mean to get one's name? How do others, who have already received their names, now see themselves? How do others see them? Through intimate interviews with family, friends, and elders, Darryl considers these important questions and finds some revealing answers along the way.

2006, 06 min 29 s

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Golden Sheaf Award - Category: Best Aboriginal
Yorkton Film Festival
May 25 to 28 2006, Yorkton - Canada

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