Runtime: 03:27:46
Available: Nov 11, 2021 05:01
Until: Dec 01, 2021 04:59

Could you walk a mile in a pair of someone else’s moccasins? For our Indigenous Perspectives screening, presented in partnership with What About Water? (an initiative of the Global Institute for Water Security and the University of Saskatchewan), we look at water and climate change from the perspective of Indigenous Peoples from around the world and how they are dealing with the effects of these issues on their communities.

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Vala North

Vala North

00:12:12

In the far northern atolls of Papua New Guinea, scientist chieftain and visionary John Aini resurrects old secret ways and melds them with what he and his fellow chieftains and their people know of the coral reefs they rely on. Vala North is a story of a thin thread of hope in a changing world, hope for coral reefs around these islands, and hope for the communities that rely on them.

Wemindji Water Wonders

Wemindji Water Wonders

00:25:10

Youth from the Cree Nation of Wemindji travel to Australia to learn with local Indigenous cultures and their own relationship with water.

UMA: A WATER CRISIS IN BOLIVIA

UMA: A WATER CRISIS IN BOLIVIA

01:18:19

Three indigenous communities in Bolivia fight to protect their water from diversion and contamination amid a national water crisis. UMA takes us on a journey from the tropical Andean glaciers and the highest navigable lake in the world to the mines of Oruro, and the vanished Lake Poopó. It is a women's story of displacement, resistance, and struggle for environmental justice.

Panel Discussion - The Sacredness of Water and Land - Bonus Material

Panel Discussion - The Sacredness of Water and Land - Bonus Material

00:44:51

Rick Miller chats about some of the issues raised in a number of the films playing in the ReSurge Festival. Join Rick, Layla Black, director of "Blood and Water: A Reclamation Story", Steve Sxwithul'txw, director of "Finding The Balance", and Joel Starlund, Executive Director of the Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs & subject of the film "Ha Nii Tokxw [Our Food Table] for this talk.

Indigenous Perspectives post-screening Q&A discussion

Indigenous Perspectives post-screening Q&A discussion

00:47:14

In this post-screening Q&A discussion, Rick Miller (Emcee) speaks with filmmakers Ana Llacer, Jeremy Williams, and Kristy Franks, about the connection and respect to water that our Indigenous brothers and sisters hold and what we might learn from this. Whitney Miniquaken, a Wemindji youth, speaks to her experience gained from travelling to Australia and helping create the film.

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