Northern Youth Gathering/Ta'Kaiya Blaney/Kwakwaka'wakw Medicinal Plants: Episode 202
Catalogue Number: AP0018
Producer: Aarrow Productions
Subject: Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, Environmental Studies, First Nations Studies, Geography, Science, Social Studies
Grade Level: 3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2013
Running Time: 21:00
Closed Captions: Yes
Northern Youth Gathering/Ta'Kaiya Blaney/Kwakwaka'wakw Medicinal Plants: Journey to Yellowknife to take part in a gathering of Indigenous youth who've come together to talk about the impact of global warming on their territories. Leigh Joseph meets Ta'Kaiya Blaney, an 11-year old environmentalist and singer. Then Leigh travels to the We Wai Kai Nation on Quadra Island in Western Canada where she meets Deb Thomas, a medicine woman who harvests and uses traditional plants.
Filmmaker Bio: Barbara Todd Hager is a writer, producer and director. Her family traces its Métis ancestry to Red River, Fort Pitt and St. Paul des Métis Settlements. In 1999 she launched Aarrow Productions and it has grown into one of Canada’s leading Indigenous-owned media companies.
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