PowWow at Duck Lake

PowWow at Duck Lake

| 14 min

This powerful short documentary showing Indigenous youth resistance and emerging voices that will continue to define the landscape of Indigenous cultural and political activism for the next generation. Members of the National Youth Council, including Duke Redbird and Harold Cardinal, have a powerful exchange with a hostile white priest about the failures of the education system in relation to Indigenous people. The group tackles issues including segregated residential schools, the denial of citizenship rights, loss of language, and mass incarceration, many of which persist or continue to be stumbling blocks in the relationship between Indigenous people and the Government of Canada today.

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  • producer
    David Hughes
  • photography
    Douglas Kiefer
    D'Arcy Marsh
  • sound
    Hans Oomes
  • editing
    Kathleen Shannon
  • participant
    Duke Redbird
    Harold Cardinal

  • dumoulins

    I admit that I should never claim to understand what First Nation, Inuit and Métis people have experienced because of the ignorance of gouvernement policy.

    dumoulins, 22 May 2014
  • onickamo68

    it's amazing how this is out there and yet the abuse still continued for our ppl back then, and from catholic priests and nuns, this is why i am not happy that i am a roman catholic, i follow my traditions to this day!

    onickamo68, 2 Dec 2012
  • acimow

    This is my community! I am so thrilled to see this, 45 years after it was filmed. A lot of old faces, what a gem. Would love to learn more about the "Challenge for Change Programme" and the events leading up to this day

    acimow, 11 Mar 2012