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My Name is WOLASTOQ

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Catalogue Number:  9PI000
Producer:  Ninen Productions Inc.
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, First Nations Studies, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2022
Running Time:  43:44


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A candid and powerful window into the movement to preserve and celebrate Wolastoqui culture and identity. The film follows a young Wolastoqew man, Riley Gaffney, who undertakes a journey to explore and claim his Indigenous cultural identity, while also following the efforts of Wolastoqi elders who work to create awareness and momentum for efforts to reclaim the original Indigenous name of the Wolastoq (Saint John) River.

Produced by Nate Gaffney, a Wolastoqiyik First Nations filmmaker.

Subjects appearing in the film include:

  • Riley Gaffney
  • Regional Chief Ron Trembley
  • Chief Alan Polchies
  • Chief Patricia Bernard
  • Cecelia Brooks
  • Anthony Brooks
  • Shane Perley-Dutcher
  • Dr.David Perley
  • Opolahsomuwehs (Imelda Perley)
  • Charlie Gaffney
  • Cynthia Gaffney
  • The Muskrat Singers

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