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Coppermine ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB521268
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Jerry Krepakevich, Graydon McCrea
Directors:  Ray Harper
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Documentary, Geography, Health and Medicine, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Religious Studies, Safety
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1992
Running Time:  56m 01s
Closed Captions:  Yes


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The Copper Inuit of the Coronation Gulf region of Canada's Northwest Territories were among the last aboriginal groups to be contacted by people from outside, mainly during the early years of the 20th century. When Doctor R.D. Martin arrived in Coppermine in 1929, he had to deal with one of the consequences of that contact, a tuberculosis epidemic.

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