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Mi'kmaq Family - Migmaoei Otjiosog - DVD ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB522458
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Shelagh Mackenzie, Marilyn A. Belec
Directors:  Catherine Anne Martin
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Documentary, Early Childhood Education, Family Studies/Home Economics, Indigenous Peoples
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1994
Running Time:  32:26
Closed Captions:  Yes

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Mi'kmaq filmmaker and mother, Catherine Anne Martin takes a reflective journey into the extended family of Nova Scotian Mi'kmaq society. Members of her community share their stories about the recovery of First Nations values, particularly through the teachings of elders. The wisdom of experiene and the collective responsibilities of the Mi'kmaq community play a major role in the way their children are raised. An enlightening and inspiring resource for both First Nations and non-First Nations audiences who are looking for ways to strenghten and explore their own families and traditions.

Mi'kmaq language is spoken and a lullaby (ALAMIA'TIJIK) is sung by a  Mi'kmaq grandmother featured in the film.

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