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.
Circle of the Sun
1960, Director: Low, Colin
excerpt 1 2 min 30 s
2. An Elder from the film teaches that everything alive is sacred. Using examples from the film, explain how this teaching manifests itself in the day-to-day lives of its people.
The film captures, for the first time, the Sun Dance at the gathering of the Blood Indians of Alberta in 1956. The narrator reveals the significance of the circle to Blood Indian culture and spirituality and addresses the predicament of the young generation.