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1992 Elders Conference: Moose Hide Preparation and Birch Bark Basket Making, Cree Version

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Opekokew
Harry
Sam Hardlotte
Allan Adam
Description
The video, titled 1992 Elders Conference: Moose Hide Preparation and Birch Bark Basket Making (Cree Version), records these two activities at the elders gathering. Camera by Harry Opekokew and Allan Adam, Cree translator Abel Charles, post production by Sam Hardlotte.

Historical note:

A video produced in 1994 by Saskatchewan Education, Training and Employment, Northern Education Services Branch and Pahkisimon Nuye?ah Library System recording parts of the 1992 Elders Conference north of La Ronge.
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1993 Gathering of Elders - Cree

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Sam Hardlotte
Abel Charles
Description
The 30-minute video records the activities at the 1993 Gathering of Elders near La Ronge.

Historical note:

A video entitled '1993 Gathering of Elders' was recorded in 1993 by Saskatchewan Education, Training and Employment and shows the activities of the gathering. Camera was by Sam Hardlotte, Glen Markwart and R.J. Morin, narration was by Abel Charles, and post-production was by Sam Hardlotte.
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1993 Gathering of Elders - English

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Sam Hardlotte
Abel Charles
Description
The 30-minute video records the activities at the 1993 Gathering of Elders near La Ronge.

Historical note:

A video entitled '1993 Gathering of Elders' was recorded in 1993 by Saskatchewan Education, Training and Employment and shows the activities of the gathering. The footage was edited into a finished video in 1994. Camera was by Sam Hardlotte, Glen Markwart and R.J. Morin, narration was by Abel Charles, and post-production was by Sam Hardlotte.
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"The 7-11 of My Dreams": Pop Culture in Sherman Alexie's Short Fiction

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Stephanie Gordon
Studies in Popular Culture, vol. 24, no. 2, October 2001, pp. 29-36
Description
Focuses on short stories in the collection The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. Discusses treatment of mainstream misrepresentations of Native Americans and issues of identity.
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Aabiziingwashi: Two Worlds Colliding with Jonathan Rudin and Amy Smoke

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Jonathan Rudin
Amy Smoke
Jorge Barrera
Description
Panelists discuss Tasha Hubbard's documentary about the notorious "starlight tours", which involved Saskatoon police officers transporting Aboriginal men to the outskirts of the city and abandoning them during sub-zero temperatures. Duration: 50:54.
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Aboriginal Art: How to Create it

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Barbara Herberholz
Arts and Activities, vol. 138, no. 5, January 2006, p. 14
Description
Video explanation, by Peggy Flores, an artist and educator, how the beliefs of the Australian Aborigines are reflected in their art, which in turn shows the connection between man and nature.
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Aboriginal Surfing: Reinstating Culture and Country

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Colleen McGloin
International Journal of the Humanities, vol. 4, no. 1, 2006, pp. 93-100
Description
Article examines Indigenous surfing film, Surfing the Healing Wave and how it represents Aboriginal people's history.
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Aboriginal Youth & Media Conference at MOA (Part One)

Alternate Title
Assert, Defend, Take Space: Aboriginal Youth Conference on Identity, Activism and Film
Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth
Napi: Creation
Media » Film and Video
Description
Video presentation of Assert, Defend, Take Space: Aboriginal Youth Conference on Identity, Activism and Film, hosted by the Museum of Anthropology. Shows short films followed by discussion and question period with filmmakers and artists. Companion to exhibition Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth. Part 2. Duration: 1:52:21.
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Aboriginal Youth & Media Conference at MOA (Part Two)

Alternate Title
Claiming Space: Voice of Urban Aboriginal Youth
ssert, Defend, Take Space: Aboriginal Youth Conference on Identity, Activism and Film
Media » Film and Video
Description
Video presentation of Assert, Defend, Take Space: Aboriginal Youth Conference on Identity, Activism and Film, hosted by the Museum of Anthropology. Continuation from part one. Shows short films followed by discussion and question period with filmmakers and artists. Companion to exhibition: Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth Duration: 2:55:59. Part 1.
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“Accessible Poetry”? Cultural Intersection and Exchange in Contemporary American Indian and American Independent Film

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Denise K. Cummings
Studies in American Indian Literatures, vol. 13, no. 1, Series 2; Representations of American Indians in Contemporary Narrative Fiction Film , Spring, 2001, pp. 57-80
Description
Discusses current representations of American Indians through examination of three films: Smoke Signals, Dead Man and Ghost Dog. Entire issue on one pdf. To access article, scroll down to appropriate page.
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Adam Beach

Web Sites » Organizations
Author/Creator
Catherine Solmes
Description
Biography and filmography of young Saulteaux actor who has appeared in North of 60, Windtalkers and other movie and television roles.
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The After-Life of Documentary: The Impact of You Are on Indian Land

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Faye Ginsburg
Description
Discusses the impact of director George Stoney's practice of including subjects in both production and distribution of films, with particular reference to the filming of the 1969 confrontation between Mohawks from the St. Regis Reserve and police on a bridge between Canada and the U.S.
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After the Apology: Reframing Violence and Suffering in First Australians, Australia, and Samson and Delilah

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Felicity Collins
Continuum, vol. 24, no. 1, Interrogating Trauma: Arts & Media Responses to Collective Suffering, 2010, pp. 65-77
Description
Discusses the way an archival history series, feature film and budget drama addresses politics of reconciliation and the media's obsession with violence in remote Australia.
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Alanis Obomsawin

Alternate Title
Senses of Cinema
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Paul Williams
Senses of Cinema, no. 22, September-October 2002, p. [?]
Description
Discusses the work of the prominent Canadian filmmaker, including such films as Incident at Restigouche, My Name is Kahentiiosta and Spudwrench: Kahnawake.
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Alanis Obomsawin

Alternate Title
Making Movie History: A Portrait in 61 Parts
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Joanne Robertson
Description
Interview with a National Film Board filmmaker who uses sound to enhance her stories. Duration: 5:28.
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The American Indian in the Great War: Real and Imagined [Part One, Chapter Three]

Alternate Title
Chapter III: Portraying the Indian
Part I: The Road to War
The Road to War: Portraying the Indian
E-Books » Chapters
Author/Creator
Diane Camurat
Description
Master's Thesis submitted in 1993 to the Institut Charles V of the University of Paris VII. Content includes: Inventing the Indian and Representing Him from the First Encounters to the Civil War, and Various Images of the Indian: 1860-1917.
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Another Fine Example of the Oral Tradition? Identification and Subversion in Sherman Alexie’s Smoke Signals

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Jhon Warren Gilroy
Studies in American Indian Literatures, vol. 13, no. 1, Series 2; Representations of American Indians in Contemporary Narrative Fiction Film , Spring, 2001, pp. [23]-42
Description
Contends that the film creates an intersection or "frontier" where the Aboriginal and the non-Aboriginal worlds meet, and in so doing subverts commonly held perceptions and attitudes. Entire issue on one pdf. To access article, scroll down to appropriate page.
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Anti-Hero Avengers and the Not-So-Lone Ranger

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Kathleen Buddle
Canadian Dimension, vol. 41, no. 1, Indian Country, January/February 2007, pp. 48-51
Description
Focuses on activism in film and media arts, highlighting the ImagineNATIVE Film and Arts Festival and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN).
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Apache 8

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Douglas Heil
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 165-168
Description
Film review of: Apache 8 by Sande Zeig. Review located by scrolling to page 165.
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Apocalypto

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Robert Fish
Wicazo Sa Review, vol. 23, no. 2, Fall, 2008, pp. 120-121
Description
Review of the movie: Apocalypto directed by Mel Gibson.
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Arnait Video Productions: Women Telling Their Own Stories

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Sonia Gunderson
Inuit Art Quarterly, vol. 24, no. 2, Summer, 2009, pp. [10]-[13]
Description
Brief history of the Inuit collective since its establishment in 1992. Entire issue on one pdf. To access article, scroll to p. 10.
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The Art of Being Aboriginal: Films and Aboriginal Cultures in Canada

Theses
Author/Creator
Neide Garcia Pinheiro
Description
English Literature Thesis (Ph.D.)--Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, 2011. Examines four films: Waban-aki: People from Where the Sun Rises by Alanis Obomsawin, Reel Injun by Neil Diamond, Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner and The Journals of Knud Rasmussen both by Isuma Corporation.
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The Art of Snowshoe Making

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Department of Northern Saskatchewan
Description
The 25-minute black-and-white video filmed and produced by staff of the Department of Northern Saskatchewan in 1978 at Deschambault Lake It records the making of snowshoes, from the splitting of a log to the completed snowshoes.
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Asivaqtiin: (The Hunters)

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Mosha Michael
Description
Film joins a hunting party made up of people from the Frobisher Bay Correctional Centre. Shows the hunting, killing and skinning of a seal and a caribou. Duration: 13:20.
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‘At the centre of it all are the children’: Aboriginal Childhoods and the National Film Board

Alternate Title
"At the center of it all are the children"
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Heather Norris Nicholson
London Journal of Canadian Studies, vol. 17, Quality, Equality & Inequality, 2001/2002, pp. 73-100
Description
Uses NFB productions to illustrate the changing attitudes toward Aboriginal people, specifically Aboriginal children, in the films, Pied Piper of the Three R's (1953), Kevin Alec (1977), and Richard Cardinal: Cry from the Diary of a Metis Child (1986).
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"At the Level of Ideas" Locating Compatibilities between Indigenous Documentary Film and Indigenous Research in the American Indian Tribal Histories Project

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Matthew Herman
Francine Spang-Willis
American Indian Quarterly, vol. 45, no. 4, Fall, 2021, pp. [336]-360
Description
Compares the protocols and methodologies of filmmakers and researchers working on the American Indian Tribal Histories Project and what can be learned from each media form.
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Atanarjuat (2001) and Eskimo (1933): Cinematic Representations of Inuit Culture and Orality

Alternate Title
INALCO 2009, Proceedings of the 15th Inuit Studies Conference, Orality (Paris, 2006)
Orality in the 21st Century: Inuit Discourse and Practices. Proceedings of the 15th Inuit Studies Conference
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Delphine Jeanroy
Description
Comments on two films which are significant in terms of postcolonial studies. Paper from Orality in the 21st Century: Inuit Discourse and Practices. Proceedings of the 15th Inuit Studies Conference edited by B. Collingnon and M. Therrien.
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[Atanarjuat The Fast Runner]

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Mick Mallon
Etudes Inuit Studies, vol. 28, no. 1, Art et représentation / Art and Representation, 2004, pp. 185-210
Description
Book review of: Atanarjuat The Fast Runner by Paul Apak Angilirq, Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn, Hervé Paniaq, Pauloosie Qulitalik, Bernard Saladin D'Anglure. Book published from a screenplay of movie with same title.
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