Weekly Indigenous Film Series: Kainayssini Imanistaisiwa: The People Go On (Todd, 2003)


Weekly Indigenous Films Series
Rm. 233, Education Bldg. | 3700 McTavish
Thursday, Nov 16th 4-6pm

Kainayssini Imanistaisiwa: The People Go On (2003)

Loretta Todd (Dir.) nfb   69min

Windswept prairies, sloping coulees and stretches of open sky - this is the home of the Kainai Blood Nation. Filmmaker Loretta Sarah Todd takes viewers on a visually lush journey, exploring the significance of land, memory and knowledge in Kainai life.

The catalyst for this film is the return of objects belonging to the Kainai. These materials had been collected by Europeans during colonial times and kept in distant museums. As the community's elders examine the objects and share stories first-hand, they reveal how the rich threads of Kainai life thrive from one generation to the next. 

McGill's Faculty of Education and The P. Lantz Initiative for Excellence in Education and the Arts present the 2017 season of the Weekly Indigenous Film Series, facilitated by Lori Beavis and supported by McGill's Department of Integrated Studies in Education and the Institute for Human Development and Well-Being (IHDW).

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