Elder in the Making Series
Catalogue Number: HS0000
Producer: Hidden Story Productions Ltd.
Subject: Arts, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, First Nations Studies, History, Music, Science, Social Studies
Grade Level: 6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2015
Running Time: 93
Closed Captions: Yes
The intent of early Canadians was in retrospect clear: to make way for the railway to unite the country; deal with the 'Indian problem'; and claim the land and all its resources. The impact of broken promises and cultural genocide on a population decimated by small pox and disease are felt to this day. The past does not lie passively in history textbooks but lives in flesh and blood today.
Join Cowboy Smithx (the "x" is silent), a Blackfoot searching for his identity, and Chris Hsuing, a first generation Chinese-Canadian filmmaker, on a trip across Treaty 7 territory to re-discover their shared heritage. This film blends sweeping visual imagery and documentary storytelling as well as poetry and theatrical performance to bring to life the memories of the land and its people.
This spectacular documentary includes 6 distinct, chronological programs that are great for your Canadian World Studies, First Nations, Ecology, Social Studies, Art and Music classes.
Official Selection – Calgary International Film Festival
Official Selection – American Indian Film Festival, 2015
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