The film excerpts under this theme consider the role of women, ways of thinking about hunting and fishing, forestry management, the technique of building an igloo, the importance of spirituality, and the preservation and transmission of ancestral values.
2003, Director: Obomsawin, Alanis
excerpt 6 1 min 33 s
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2. What is the position of the Mi’kmaq people regarding the management of their forestry resources? Why do they oppose the commercial practice of clear-cutting?
This film recounts the difficult battle waged by the Listuguj Mi’kmaqs against the Government of Quebec in 1998 for the right to manage their own natural resources. The film also highlights some of the achievements of this community located in the Gaspe Peninsula.