Contact Us FAQ Français
Home / Little Star: Amplify Series, Season 1

Little Star: Amplify Series, Season 1

Maple Leaf This item is only available for Canadian orders.
This title is a part of the series Amplify Series, Season 1

Catalogue Number:  AS0620
Producer:  Animiki See Distribution Inc.
Producing Agencies:  Wabunganung Film Company Ltd.
Subject:  Arts, Canadian History, Canadian Social Issues, Canadian Social Studies, Criminal Justice & Law, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, First Nations Studies, Guidance, Health, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Music, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2020
Running Time:  22:24

Request Preview Access

Singer-songwriter Iskwē is an Indigenous activist of Cree, Dené and Irish heritage, with nominations for a Juno Award and the Polaris Music Prize. With "Little Star", Iskwē sets out to write a song that looks into the injustice that follows the loss of young Tina Fontaine. As Iskwē told Billboard magazine: “The lyric ‘Little Star’ refers to an element of Cree culture; we are taught that we are the descendants of the Star People. When you look up into the sky and you see a falling star or a shooting star, you're actually seeing the comings and goings of spirit between the walking world and the sky world. In the reference to 'fire down,' for instance, in the bridge, I'm referencing this movement of spirit leaving the walking world and entering back into the sky world".

The episode features Gitxsan professor/activist Dr. Cindy Blackstock,   executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, a national organization that she co-founded. She is also a professor at McGill University's School of Social Work. She has been described as "Canada's relentless moral voice for First Nations equality". She has worked for decades as a tireless champion for the rights of Indigenous children and their families. Blackstock first became known when she helped win a landmark human rights challenge against the Government of Canada. Her advocacy has resulted in a wide range of services now being provided to Indigenous children, youth and families.

Related Titles

Bloodlines - “Is Blood Thicker Than Love?”: Urban Native Girl

Animiki See Distribution Inc. AS0113

Lisa questions the CBC Aboriginal article called “Bloodlines” that she wrote the previous year...

Edmonton: Aboriginal Day Live 2017

Animiki See Distribution Inc. AS0198

From Edmonton, Alberta, hosts Ashley Callingbull and Pakesso Mukash introduce a myriad of...

Lana Gets Her Talk

Beth Wishart MacKenzie BEMA03CAP

Cree artist Lana Whiskeyjack explores the transgenerational effects of Canada’s Indian...

Spirit Bear and Children Make History

First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada FNC005

Spirit Bear and Children Make History tells the true story about how Spirit Bear and his friends...

The Children: Future History - Harnessing Knowledge, Season 1

Redcloud Studios RS0002

Our hosts, Kris and Sarain travel to the nation’s capitol to speak with Child Welfare Activist...

Browse Our Collection By Subject

View All Subjects