To Wake Up the Nakota Language

To Wake Up the Nakota Language

                                To Wake Up the Nakota Language
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“When you don’t know your language or your culture, you don’t know who you are,” says 69-year-old Armand McArthur, one of the last fluent Nakota speakers in Pheasant Rump First Nation, Treaty 4 territory, in southern Saskatchewan. Through the wisdom of his words, Armand is committed to revitalizing his language and culture for his community and future generations.

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  • writer
    Louise BigEagle
  • director
    Louise BigEagle
  • director of photography
    aAron Munson
  • editor
    Trevor Aikman
  • sound designer
    Cary Ciesielski
  • mentoring director
    Robin Schlaht
  • sound recordist
    David Roman
  • stills photographer
    Taryn Snell
  • Nakota translation
    Armand McArthur
  • assistant editor
    Logan Vanghel
  • technical coordination
    Luc Binette
    Candice Desormeaux
  • technical support - editing
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Patrick Trahan
  • titles
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • online editing
    Serge Verreault
  • recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • re-recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • legal counsel
    Christian Pitchen
  • centre operations manager
    Darin Clausen
  • administrator
    Bree Beach
  • production coordinator
    Faye Yoneda
  • production supervisor
    Esther Viragh
  • marketing manager
    Leslie Stafford
  • publicist
    Katja De Bock
  • associate producer
    Dara Moats
  • producer
    Jon Montes
  • executive producer
    David Christensen

  • None

    I'm glad that I was able to heard the Nakota Language due to the short film. It sounds like a beautiful language and to only have a few people that speak it fluently is devastating. I like that there are people willing to learn the language.

    None, 18 Feb 2020
  • Simun

    Beautiful short film! Respect from Croatia :)

    Simun, 31 Jan 2019
  • Shasha

    It's been a long time since I've heard the language of my home. The sound resonated in the deepest part of my being. <3

    Shasha, 28 Nov 2018