Manitoulin Island Plants/Sacred Circle Traditional Plants/Musqueam Stream Restoration: Episode 205
Catalogue Number: AP0021
Producer: Aarrow Productions
Subject: Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, Environmental Studies, First Nations Studies, Geography, Science, Social Studies
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2013
Running Time: 21:00
Closed Captions: Yes
Manitoulin Island Plants/Sacred Circle Traditional Plants/Musqueam Stream Restoration: Host Steve Sxwithul'txw travels to Manitoulin Island in eastern Canada to learn about Indigenous plants from Falcon Migwans of Great Spirit Circle Trail. Then Steve heads to Yellowknife to learn how the Metis and Dene gather and use medicinal plants at the Sacred Circle Project. Down2Earth's ethnobotanist, Leigh Joseph, visits Terry Point of the Musqueam First Nation to learn how his community restored the only remaining salmon stream in the city of Vancouver.
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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