Watch: Wolf Joe

Wolf Joe is an animated series that is focused on a First Nations boy and Anishinaabe teachings. To make sure the storylines and direction of the show were in line with Anishinaabe teachings, the producers of the show relied on Turtle Lodge elder and knowledge keeper Dave Courchene Jr.

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Watch: Kohkom

What can three Elders, a producer and a filmmaker do during COVID times?  They decided to meet every week for 12 weeks on the Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples YouTube Channel. Meet the Kohkoms, Donna Lynn Lerat, Gloria Myo and Donna Merasty, as they learn about each other, share their stories, navigate a COVID-19 world, and take their first steps in to professional theatre.

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Watch: Brown Town Muddy Water

Brown Town Muddy Water honours the relationship between Indigenous people and the meeting place known as The Forks.

This film chronicles musicians who shaped Winnipeg’s main street in the 1960’s like the late Percy Tuesday, Errol Ranville and Billy Joe Green. For the emerging urban Aboriginal community, echoes of home sounded through music, dance, story and gatherings. Peoples lived experiences of emergence, segregation, racism, camaraderie and resistance are as resilient as the downtown streets of Winnipeg. The professional musicians that grew up on this notorious strip paved the road to success for forthcoming generations of Indigenous artists.

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Watch: Birth of a Family

In the documentary Birth of A Family, three sisters and a brother meet for the first time. Removed from their young Dene mother during the Sixties Scoop, they were separated as infants and adopted into families across North America.

Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie, and Ben were only four of the 20,000 Indigenous Canadian children taken from their families between 1955 and 1985, to be either adopted into white families or live in foster care. As the four siblings piece together their shared history, their connection deepens, and their family begins to take shape.

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