Indigenous Knowledge

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.


Bella Bella

Bella Bella 1

Circle of the Sun

Circle of the Sun 1

Eskimo Arts and Crafts

Eskimo Arts and Crafts 1

Our Nationhood

Our Nationhood 6

Tales of Sand and Snow

Tales of Sand and Snow 1

Our Nationhood

2003, Director: Obomsawin, Alanis

excerpt 6      1 min 33 s


Description Filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin explains the difference between a hereditary chief and an elected chief.

Alanis Obomsawin’s biography and filmography can be consulted by visiting

About This Film

Interview with Alanis Obomsawin

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