First Nations : the circle unbroken
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

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Bob, Geraldine.
Marcuse, Gary., Nyce, Deanna., Williams, Lorna., National Film Board of Canada.
"A collection of 23 short programs compiled on 7 DVDs, introducing students ages 9 to adult to a variety of contemporary First Nations perspectives on history, culture, spirituality, education, the role of women in the family, justice, the environment, racism, colonialism and Aboriginal title to land. The three titles in v.4 are: Education, as we see it (20 min.) - The alienation experienced by many students in residential schools is compared with life in contemporary schools run by First Nations communities. / Last days of Okak (23 min., 48 sec.) - An influenza epidemic, brought to Labrador aboard a missionary ship, devastates the Inuit community of Okak in 1918. / Commandos for Christ (20 min.) - The Ayoreo of Paraguay, sought out by missionaries, fall prey to poverty and death. For ages 13-Adult."

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Alternate Title(s)
Commandos for Christ.
Education, as we see it.
Last days of Okak.
DVD 1. Cree hunters, Quebec dams ; Standing alone ; The last mooseskin boat ; Kwa'nu'te' -- DVD 2. Hunters and bombers ; Magic in the sky ; Voyage of rediscovery -- DVD 3. Potlatch ; Time immemorial ; Uranium -- DVD 4. Education, as we see it ; Last days of Okak ; Commandos for Christ -- DVD 5. 'Qátu'was : people gathering together ; O'Siem ; Mi'kmaq family : Migmaoei Otjiosog ; The mind of a child -- DVD 6. Laxwesa Wa, strength of the river : fishing on the Fraser River ; Laxwesa Wa, strength of the river : fishing on the Coast ; Blockade : who owns the land? -- DVD 7. Coppermine ; For Angela ; Lord of the sky. 
Guide 1 is for videos 1-4.
Originally videos 1-4 were released in 1993; videos 5-7 were released in 1998.
Programs have been revised and shortened from the original productions for classroom use.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Series directors: Geraldine Bob, Gary Marcuse, Deanna Nyce and Lorna Williams ; producers: Gary Marcuse, Svend-Erik Eriksen.


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