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The Story of the Kitchissippi - Canada’s Great River


Catalogue Number:  LM0025
Producer:  LeMay Media
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, First Nations Studies, Geography, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2019
Running Time:  23


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The Story of the Kitchissippi: This new production from award-winning Metis filmmaker Matt LeMay tells the story of Canada’s Great River – the Kitchissippi or Ottawa River – running over 1200 kilometres from Montreal to Lake Temiskaming. The waterway was a critical highway for the Algonquin and Metis. It carried these first explorers into the interior and served as the delivery route for fur and timber. It was also critical for European settlement and migration from one area of Canada to another.

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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