Earth & Balance (Part 1 of 2): Red Earth Uncovered (Season 1, Ep. 9)
Catalogue Number: AS0037
Producer: Animiki See Distribution Inc.
Subject: Archaeology, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, First Nations Studies, Geography, History, Indigenous Peoples, Science, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2017
Running Time: 22:00
Coyote markers are balancing rock monuments and pillars that mark territorial boundaries. Each marker has its own Coyote legend and lesson attached to it. In this episode of Red Earth Uncovered, Shayla travels to Kamloops, BC to discover some of the coyote legends. Coyotes are often the focus of Indigenous legends. He is known to be a shape-shifter and a helper, being half-human and half animal, specifically to prepare the world for the “people to come.” To the local Shuswap people, the balancing rock is considered a boundary marker for Shuswap territory and is known as "Coyote Rock". The "Old One", who was the main creator, sent down transformers who were his helpers and had the ability to alter their physical forms. They would complete the "Old One's" work on the earth by improving the land and giving shape to it in the forms of mountains, valleys, and lakes.
Take an adventure to places where world-renowned mysteries remain elusive. Myths such as Ogopogo and Sasquatch. Red Earth Uncovered seeks to learn the possibilities and truths about what could be. Tom Jackson and Shayla Stonechild lead the investigation of archaeological discoveries and ancient myths to uncover how Indigenous Peoples may have played a role in historical events and legends.