Youth

This theme comprises film excerpts that give a voice to Aboriginal youth – young people who dream of leaving, confronted by the disappearance of traditional values and the difficulty of living in a world made by non-Aboriginals, and who are, sometimes, condemned to a tragic fate.

Excerpts


No Address

No Address 1


Our Nationhood

Our Nationhood 7


Tales of Sand and Snow

Tales of Sand and Snow 2

Our Nationhood

2003, Director: Obomsawin, Alanis

excerpt 7      52 s


 


Description At Listuguj, Québec, elementary Mi’kmaq school children talk about the negative effects of clear-cutting the forest in their area. They create a signed petition to oppose the practice by the large forestry companies.
Questions 1. What would it mean to the young people of Listigouche if the Quebec government agreed to the Mi'kmaq leaders request to manage their own forestry resources?

2. How would the resource management practices of the Mik’maq differ from the management practices of the government-regulated logging companies? Which approach would ensure more jobs over a longer period of time?

About This Film

Synopsis

In Our Nationhood, Aboriginal filmmaker and artist Alanis Obomsawin chronicles the determination and tenacity of the Listuguj Mi'gmaq people to use and manage the natural resources of their traditional lands. Our Nationhood provides a contemporary perspective on the Mi'gmaq people's ongoing struggle and ultimate success, culminating in the community receiving an award for Best Managed River from the same government that had denied their traditional rights.

Director: Alanis Obomsawin
Editing: Alison Burns
Music: Francis Grandmont
Writing: Alanis Obomsawin
Photography: Philippe Amiguet
Photography: Michel La Veaux
Photography: Yoan Cart
Photography: Alanis Obomsawin
Sound: Raymond Marcoux
Sound: Ismaël Cordeiro
Sound: Glenn Hodgins
Consultant: Meilan Lam
Sound: André Chaput
Sound: Geoffrey Mitchell
Voice and Narration: Jean-René Ouellet
Voice and Narration: Alanis Obomsawin
Art and Design: Jean Dallaire
Consultant: Alanis Obomsawin
Photography: Pierre Landry
Sound: Serge Boivin
Sound: Geoffrey Mitchell
Producer: Alanis Obomsawin


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