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The Last of the Voyageurs: Reflections of a Northern Crusader

Catalogue Number:  LM0016
Producer:  LeMay Media
Directors:  Lemay, Matt
Producing Agencies:  LeMay Media
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, First Nations Studies, Geography, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2017
Running Time:  24:00
Closed Captions:  Yes

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The Last of the Voyageurs: This film is a quirky piece of Canadiana. A wonderful funny, yet poignant story to help celebrate Canada, but more importantly, it pays homage to the men and women who served and continue to serve in the Canadian military. Mike Ranta is a modern-day Voyageur. He is the first solo canoeist to cross the North American continent in one season. Mike dedicated his paddling efforts to raising awareness and respect for the challenges Canadian soldiers face in and after being in a war zone. He and his dog Spitzii visited many Canadian Legions along the way and he dedicated his trip to past and present Canadian veterans. Mike reflects on the people he met, the changing Canadian environment and the challenges associated with embarking on such an adventure.

Filmmaker Bio: An award-winning Métis filmmaker, Matt LeMay is an innovator in the field of educational documentary film. He has channelled his passion for addressing social issues that impact First Nations and Métis communities into documentaries that showcase the power of Indigenous storytelling and the importance of protecting the natural environment.

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