Earth and Balance - Part 2: Red Earth Uncovered, Season 1
Catalogue Number: AS0038
Producer: Animiki See Distribution Inc.
Producing Agencies: 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
Twelve thousand years ago, the glacial waters of the Thompson basin drained, creating many lakes and rivers. The process of freezing and thawing and the focus of wind and rain carved the landscape into steep cliffs and deep canyons. Hoodoos, which are rock capped pinnacles, were formed along the canyon edges and cliff-sides as the softer sedimentary rock surrounding the pinnacle eroded away. The cap rock, which is composed of harder materials, serves to protect its supportive column from erosion. To the local Shuswap people, the balancing rock is considered a boundary marker for Shuswap territory and is known as “Coyote Rock”. In this episode of Red Earth Uncovered, Shayla Lightstone explores the Kamloops area and speaks with a coyote expert, Brett Boukall who discusses the characteristics and habits of coyotes, a highly adaptable and opportunistic animal. Kentthen Thomas, a Secwepemc Story Teller, shares various coyote legends.
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.