Kahnawake - Episode 1: Skindigenous Series (Season 2)
Catalogue Number: 310015
Producer: Nish Media
Subject: Arts, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, First Nations Studies, Guidance, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Social Sciences
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2020
Running Time: 25:28
The Haudenosaunee Confederacy is a matrilineal society consisting of five founding Nations who later adopted a sixth nation to join their family. Kanen'tó:kon Hemlock is a traditional Bear clan representative from the Mohawk Nation at Kahnawà:ke, a small community located outside Montreal. Their traditional territory is divided between present-day Quebec, Ontario and New York State. From a young age, Kanen'tó:kon was fascinated by his culture. He began the art of tattooing to revitalize the lost tradition and ancient protocols. In this episode, he invites us to witness the first tattooing in a longhouse in roughly 300 years.
Written and directed by Roxann Whitebean.
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