Runtime: 02:14:19
Available: Nov 09, 2021 05:01
Until: Dec 01, 2021 04:59

What do you hold sacred? This series of films explores the answer to that question through an Indigenous lens. What can we learn from our Indigenous brothers and sisters about 'walking lightly on the earth' and respecting life and our connectedness to everything on the planet? How can we truly live sustainably and in harmony with all living things? These films are respectfully presented by the Water Docs Film Festival in celebration of our 10th Anniversary.

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Pituamkek: A Mi'kmaq Heritage Landscape

Pituamkek: A Mi'kmaq Heritage Landscape

00:18:44

Located in northwestern PEI (Epekwitk), there is a chain of islands known in the Mi’kmaq language as Pituamkek (Bee-doo-um-gek), which means ‘At the Long Sand Dune’, in English as Hog Island and the Sandhills. This film celebrates Pituamkek: its nature and its Mi’kmaw traditions, and profiles work underway to create an Indigenous Protected Area and National Park Reserve there.

Blood and Water: A Reclamation Story

Blood and Water: A Reclamation Story

00:22:34

This short film shares the story of Layla Black on her path to reclaim her Mohawk identity. As a generational survivor of residential schools, they took her culture from her, but watch her story as she takes it back. And it all started with the water.

Seawolf

Seawolf

00:08:52

SEAWOLF explores the perspectives of Mike Willie and K̕odi Nelson, two First Nations men looking to conserve their land, protect their culture, bring prosperity to their people, and find harmony and reconciliation between First Nations People and the Canadian government once and for all.

HA NII TOKXW: OUR FOOD TABLE

HA NII TOKXW: OUR FOOD TABLE

00:39:18

The story of the Indigenous Gitanyow people and their struggle to protect their traditional lands and "food table" in the face of climate change, industrialization and colonization in Northern British Columbia.

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.

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