History and Origins
The film excerpts in this theme look at the creation myth of the Wendat, the life of the Mi’kmaq before European settlement, the origin of the word “Canada,” and the question of territory under the English and French regimes.
2003, Director: Obomsawin, Alanis
excerpt 1 2 min 58 s
2. Describe the activities of the Mi'kmaq during their social summer gatherings. Why was summer chosen for these types of activities?
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.