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500 Nations DVD Set
500 Nations is an eight part documentary which explores the history of the indigenous peoples of North and Central America, from pre-Colombian times, through the period of European contact and colonization, to the end of the 19th century and the subjugation of the Plains Indians of North America. 500 Nations relies on historical texts, eyewitnesses accounts, pictorial sources and computer graphic reconstructions to explore the magnificent civilizations which flourished prior to contact with Western civilization, and to tell the dramatic and tragic story of the Native American nations' desperate attempts to retain their way of life against overwhelming odds.

5 discs

8th Fire DVD Set
A provocative, high-energy journey through Aboriginal country showing you why we need to fix Canada's 500 year-old relationship with Indigenous peoples; a relationship mired in colonialism, conflict and denial.

3 discs

A Good Day to Die: Dennis Banks & The American Indian Movement DVD
A Good Day to Die chronicles a movement that started a revolution and inspired a nation. By recounting the life story of Dennis Banks (The Last of the Mohicand, War Party), the Native American who co-founded the American Indian Movement (AIM) in 1968 to advocate and protect the rights of American Indians, the film provides an in-depth look at the history and issues surrounding AIM's formation. From the forced assimilation of Native Americans within boarding schools, to discrimination by law enforcement authorities, to neglect by government officials responsible for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, AIM sought redress for the many grievances that its people harboured.

Banks' personal struggle culminated in major armed confrontations at Custer, South Dakota and Wounded Knee climactic flash points which saw him standing steadfast as a leader for his cause. Bittersweet and compelling, A Good Day to Die charts the rise and fall of a movement that fought for the civil rights of American Indians.

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All is Made Beautiful: Native American Traditions With Warrior Woman Oh Shinnah Fast Wolf DVD
Meet Oh Shinnah Fast Wolf, the internationally renowned Warrior Woman and elder of the Apache People. Long before the Green movement, Native Americans knew how to care for Mother Earth and her inhabitants. In this entertaining and educational film, Oh Shinnah demonstrates powerful yet easy-to-follow practices such as smudging, feathering, and food blessing. These ancient rituals will help you to:

- Reduce stress and anxiety in your life
- Center yourself and connect to those around you
- Take charge and protect this planet for many generations to come

Oh Shinnah also reveals what she considers her most important work today: The Journey of the Waters, a sacred pilgrimage following the Apache trail of purification and transformation. Once a year, she and her most trusted student, Deep Arrow Woman, take an international group of non-native men and women on this journey through the mystical mountains and healing waters of New Mexico and Colorado. The participants utilize the healing power of nature to transform their lives. This truly is Ancient Wisdom for Modern People.

The documentary also features Nuclear Scientist and Astrophysicist Dr. Elizabeth Rauscher, who validates multiple Native traditions from the scientific point of view.

Métis Women’s Traditional Arts Series DVD
Grade Level: All Ages

Narrators: Penny Condon, Anna Flaminio, and Cheryl Troupe

To showcase and celebrate the artistic talents of Métis women, the Gabriel Dumont Institute produced The Métis Women’s Traditional Arts Series. This DVD contains the four-video series, which provides in-depth instruction and direction in the production of various forms of Métis cultural expression.

Aen Kroshay aen tapee avec mi gineey: Métis Hooked Rugs

Margaret Harrison, and her mother, Adeline Pelletier dite Racette, provide the viewer with step-by-step instructions on how to make a hooked rug. As well, Margaret and Adeline share their stories about living on a road allowance in the Qu’Appelle Valley in southern Saskatchewan.

Mashnikwawchikun avec la sway di fil: Métis Silk Embroidery

With instruction from Margaret Harrison, viewers have the opportunity to learn basic embroidery stitches, and receive direction in working with patterns, designs, needles, and fabrics. Margaret also shares her experiences and thoughts on the importance of preserving and promoting this traditional Métis art form.

En saencheur flechey: Métis Fingerweaving

Combining Aboriginal fingerweaving techniques with European materials, the sash remains an integral and highly symbolic aspect of Métis identity. In this video, Penny Condon provides fingerweaving lessons to grade seven and eight students from St. Frances School in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Our Shared Inheritance: Traditional Métis Beadwork

This documentary discusses the Métis beading tradition of Cumberland House, Saskatchewan, and centres on Isabelle Impey and her efforts to preserve Métis beadwork. It also provides instructions on how to bead and make moccasins.

Native America: Tales of a Proud People DVD Set
This comprehensive box set includes three documentary series, each of which explores Native American history from a unique angle and perspective. Contents include: The Great Indian Wars, Trail of Tears: A Native American Documentary Collection, and Native America - Voices From the Land.

The Great Indian Wars - 235 mins
With Coronado's expedition to the Great Plains in 1540, a series of battles between European settlers, the military and civilian forces of the US and the Native American Indians began and ultimately tens of thousands of lives were lost on both sides. The Battle of Tippicanoe, of Little Big Horn were some of the most important conflicts that led up to the last massacre, the Battle of Wounded Knee, where America's landscape would be forever changed!

Native America: Voices from the Land - 588 mins
This compelling documentary collection examines Native North-American culture, past and present, and its attempts to halt assimilation and retain native cultural traditions. Through historical and contemporary photographs, paintings, artwork, and history of America's aboriginal people is showcased across 32 unique and important features.

Trail of Tears - 263 mins
This harrowing and compelling complication of 4 award-winning documentary programs chronicles the struggles of the Native American culture from the forced relocation known as the Trail of Tears to the current issues faced by America's aboriginal people. The four documentaries include:
- Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy
- Black Indians: An American History
- Native American Healing in the 21st Century
- Our Spirit's Don't Speak English: Indian Boarding School

Native Art of Canada DVD
This unique style of art is brought to life in this beautifully shot video. View traditional masks and carvings, each one unique and individual. See the contemporary style of Native art, represented in beautiful paintings and stunning jewelry carved in gold, silver and sparkling diamonds.

Older Than America DVD
A woman's haunting visions reveal a Catholic priest's sinister plot to silence her mother from speaking the truth about the atrocities that took place at her Native American boarding school. A contemporary drama of suspense, Older Than America focuses on the lasting impact of the cultural genocide that occurred at such schools.

Rabbit Proof Fence DVD
Rabbit-Proof Fence - featuring the Golden Globe - nominated score by Peter Gabriel - is the powerful true story of hope and survival, and has been met with international acclaim! At a time when it was Australian government policy to train aboriginal children as domestic workers and integrate then into white society, young Molly Craig decides to lead her little sister and cousin in a daring escape from their internment camp. Molly and the girls, part of what would become known as Australia's a Stolen Generation, must then elude the authorities on a dangerous 1,500-mile adventure along the rabbit-proof fence that bisects the continent and will lead them home. As shown by this outstanding motion picture, their universally touching plight and unparalleled courage are a beautiful testament to the undying strength of the human spirit.

Steps in Time II: Métis Dance & Instruction DVD
Grade Level: All Ages

Choreographer: Jeanne Pelletier
“The Métis Thunder” Dancers: Jeannine Pelletier-Banin, Paul Banin,
Kim Kovacs, Wilfred Burton, Erin Kramer, Russ Fayant, Michael Racette,
Derek Racette, Megan Shiplack, and Nicole Morrow
Music: Brian Sklar, Joe Schultz, Wayne Kuntz, and Garry Lepine
Producer/Director: Don List, Birdsong Communications
Format: DVD, Approximately 70 minutes

Jeanne Pelletier’s Steps in Time II instructs people of all ages the intricate steps of the “Red River Jig”, and square dancing moves and holds. It includes three reels of the “Quadrille” and “la danse du crochet.” A conversation with Jeanne outlines her history as a dance instructor and caller, and why dance is important. Also included on this DVD is the original Steps in Time from 1989, which teaches dancers the “Duck Dance,” some basic Métis dance steps, fancy jig steps, and the “Rabbit Dance.”

Stryker DVD
The raw tale of the Indian Posse street gang’s pulse-pounding fight for dominance in the drug wars of Winnipeg’s North End.

Killer cop smack-downs, hell-raising hoods, lascivious foster moms and trannies packin’ heat come together in this uproarious, unnervingly real landmark film where thug membership comes at mortal costs.

The Parenting Path 3 DVD Set
Includes all 3 Parenting Path DVD's:
The Parenting Path
Our Stories: By First Nations Teen Parents
The Parenting Path: Parenting Your Young Teen

"The Parenting Path” DVD looks at Nuu-Chal-Nulth First Nations traditional culture as it relates to parenting and how the traditional ways are in harmony with modern research on parenting practices and optimal child development. It explores these themes from the perspective of today’s families and how they are engaged in using the traditional beliefs, values and practices in raising their children. The DVD can be used as a discussion starter for drop-in parent group programs and as a complement to many evidence-based structured programs. “The Parenting Path” can also be used within the education system including at the post-secondary level. The DVD runs 45 minutes and has easy scene selection access.

When Nickie Watts was 15 years old and pregnant, she really wanted to hear first hand from other First Nation teen parents what the journey into teenage parenthood had been like for them. The media –movies, TV and Internet all seemed to glamorize teen pregnancy and didn’t reflect her reality. There certainly were no resources that she knew of that portrayed the lives of First Nations teens who also happened to be parents. A few years into parenting, Nicki approached co-producer Kerry Roberson (The Parenting Path) and shared her vision and the need for this resource for pregnant First Nation teens. The result is this film telling Nickie’s story and the story of other FN teen Moms and Dads. Engaging, heart warming, sometimes heart-breaking, and always hopeful–the film is both a documentary and educational resource, powerfully telling the stories through the teens’ own voices. This DVD runs one hour in length and has easy scene selection access.

"The Parenting Path: Parenting Your Young Teen" is a unique and encouraging resource for parents who will soon be raising teens or who are now raising young teens. The film presents modern families -parents, grandparents and teens. The film presents modern families ways of the Nuu Chah Nulth First Nations and how those traditions are shaping their parenting today. The film is true to life - it presents the real challenges of parenting in today's world, but it is also filled with hope, humour and the joy of raising young people.

The parenting traditions and wisdom of the Nuu Chah Nulth peoples have been practised and passed down from time immemorial, from ?iikmuut. These practices nurtured respectful, capable, responsible and compassionate young people. Current research is also presented in the film that affirms that these traditional practices remain optimal for the healthy development of young people today.

"The Parenting Path: Parenting Your Young Teen" is most applicable for parents of children aged 11 to 15 years. It can be used as a discussion starter for drop-in parent groups, as a complement for many structured evidence-based programs and for introducing Nuu CChah Nulth culture within school and community groups. The DVD runs 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The Rez - Complete Series DVD
Based on characters first introduced to international audiences by W.P. Kinsella's acclaimed collection of short stories Dance Me Outside, and further entrenched by Bruce McDonald's witty, award winning theatrical feature of the same name, THE REZ continues its unfiltered look at life on a First Nations reservation through the lives of Silas Crow (Ryan Black), Frank Fencepost (Darrell Dennis) and Sadie Maracle (Jennifer Podemski), three smart teenagers with more attitude than even they can handle. Shepherded along by executive producer Norman Jewison, featuring a theme by award-winning singer Susan Aglukark and appearances by Adam Beach (Flags of Our Fathers, Windtalkers, Dance Me Outside), THE REZ is a unique dramedy that delivers a sweet series of tales from the nineteen year old perspective of Silas as he tells of his life, his friends, his family, and the world of the Kidabanesee Reserve in northern Ontario.

The Story of the Rabbit Dance DVD
In this charming story for young children, Métis trapper Jacques witnesses the creation of the “Rabbit Dance.ˮ Written by Jeanne Pelletier, illustrated by J.D. Panas, and translated in Michif-Cree by Rita Flamand.

The DVD includes the motion book with an English and Michif narrations read by Jeanne Pelletier. The DVD also includes the option to go through each illustration at your own pace.

PDFs of the story in English and in Michif, with thumbnails of the illustrations to easily follow along with the DVD, are available on The Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture: http://www.metismuseum.ca/browse/index.php/13109. Lesson plans are included in the resource, Bringing Métis Children’s Literature to Life: Teacher Guidebook for GDI Publications available for free download at http://www.metismuseum.ca/resource.php/138.

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Trail of Tears: A Native American Documentary Collection DVD
Native Americans have experienced a history full of oppression and racism. Since the period when Native tribes were found on this continent at the time of its "discovery", the British and American governments disregarded Native Americans as the owners of the territory they occupied and used aggressive force to take their lands and destroy their people.

This harrowing and compelling compilation of 4 award-winning documentary programs chronicles the struggles of the Native American culture from the forced relocation known as the Trail of Tears to the current issues faced by America's aboriginal people.

Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy - 120 min
This two hour documentary explores one of the great historical tragedies of America's aboriginal people. In 1830, eager to gain access to lands inhabited by Native Americans, President Andrew Jackson enacted the Indian Removal Act which forced the Cherokee Nation to leave their homeland and relocate into unchartered territory. Many of these forced settlers suffered from exposure, disease and starvation and upon arriving in Indian Territory, they arrived with no past and no future.

Black Indians: An American Story - 60 min
This comprehensive look at the ancient health and healing methods of American aboriginals uncovers the invaluable contributions that Native Americans made to early frontier living, showing how many of the healing plants and herbs that early European settlers were taught by the aboriginal people are still important sources of today's modern methods of maintaining health.

Native American Healing in the 21st Century - 60 min
This award-winning feature examines a minority group that is discounted and often ignored by mainstream media. Sharing a common past, many African Americans and Native Americans have combined to create a unique culture that has meshed the traditions and fine heritage of both. Little known, little documented and often marginalized, this group has become all but invisible at the dawn of the new millennium.

Our Spirits Don't Speak English: Indian Boarding School - 60 min
This compelling documentary feature gives the Native American perspective on Indian Boarding Schools and uncovers the dark history of U.S. Government policy which took Indian children from their homes, forced them into boarding schools and enacted a policy of educating them in the ways of Western Society. This award-winning film gives a voice to the countless Indian children forced through a system designed to strip them of their Native American culture, heritage and traditions.

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