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Life is an Expedition

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Catalogue Number:  RVP021
Producer:  River Voices
Producers:  Jeremy Williams
Directors:  Williams, Jeremy
Producing Agencies:  River Voices Productions
Subject:  Canadian Geography, Canadian History, Canadian Social Issues, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, Environmental Studies, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Nature
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2021
Running Time:  21:34

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Follow the youth from the Cree Nation of Wemindji as they paddle 120km and 10 days down the  Paakumshumwaashtik and Paakumshumwaau (Old Factory Lake and Old Factory River) to Eeyouch (AKA James Bay)!

Following the traditions of their ancestors, for the last 25+ years, the voyage has allowed participants the opportunity to learn and experience Cree culture, connect with the land, meet new people, work together, practice perseverance in tough times, and develop new life skills. The trip retraces a traditional canoe route that their ancestors used to travel inland to the Bay and vice versa. The elders travel with the youth teaching them survival skills on many aspects of life.

Narrated and written by Rodney Mark, Former Chief of Wemindji.

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