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Kiticikicewinan - My Language: The Wapikoni Indigenous Filmmakers Collection

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This title is a part of the series The Wapikoni Indigenous Filmmakers Collection

Catalogue Number:  WM0011EN
Producer:  Wapikoni Mobile
Producing Agencies:  Wapikoni Mobile
Subject:  Arts, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, First Nations Studies, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Literature, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2019
Running Time:  6:22

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At their camp in the Abitibi woods, Émilie and Norman share a meal and their knowledge of the Anishinaabe language. Émilie is concerned that their young people are speaking French instead of Anishinaabemowin today. Norman feels alive when he speaks their language as they recover from what they were taught at residential schools. Anishinaabemowin changes the way of thinking; it is a connection to the land and the Creator.


Émilie Mowatt is Anishinaabe Kwe. She was born on July 3, 1951 in Lac Abitibi. Kiticikicewinan (My Language) (2019) is her directorial debut with Wapikoni. Knowledge transmission of her culture and language matter a lot to her. She participated in a documentary film about the Anishinabe language. She also wrote books in Anishinaabemowin that can be borrowed from the Migwan School in Pikogan.

Also available in French: Kiticikicewinan - Ma langue

Anishinaabe narration with English subtitles.

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