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First Nations FilmsCLEAN WATER FOR FIRST NATIONS ... Troubled waters in First Nations communities. The northern Ontario community of Kashechewan made headlines all over Canada in 2005, when its poor water quality and unsanitary conditions forced the evacuation of 1,000 of its residents. The evacuation order raised awareness about a much larger problem: more than 80 First Nations communities are currently under "boiled water advisories" . ...https://canadians.org/fn-water
 

First Nations FilmsSUICIDE AND SELF HARM - MUST STOP! ... Suicide and self-harm is the leading cause of death for indigenous Canadians up to the age of 44. Selena Randhawa talks to young First Nations people about the shocking deprivation and deep despair that lie behind this epidemic. "... And I hope that we will not have to bury one more innocent child – the future of our communities and the future of our nation." ...https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/aug/30/our-society-is-broken-what-can-stop-canadas-first-nations-suicide-epidemic

 

First Nations FilmsMETIS PEOPLE ... In the 2015 federal election campaign, the Liberal Party promised to engage in "nation to nation" negotiations with the "Métis Nation" to establish Métis self-government and to settle unresolved land claims. Discussions are now under way with the provincial affiliates of the Métis National Council in Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario. Success, however, will be difficult to attain for reasons of demography, geography, and history.. https://www.fraserinstitute.org/tags/aboriginal-issues

 

First Nations FilmsNATIVE FAMILIES TOGETHER ... Vulnerable indigenous families worried about losing their children will now have a stronger voice in court through the Aboriginal Family Healing Court Conference pilot program that includes band Elders in proceedings as a source of support and guidance. "Today's announcement marks an important step toward our goal to improve outcomes for Aboriginal children and families," said Suzanne Anton, Attorney General and Minister ... https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017CFD0001-000131

 

First Nations FilmsDRINKING WATER CRISIS ... New government data shows there are approximately 150 drinking water advisories in First Nations communities in Canada. Seventy one of these are long-term. It's difficult to imagine a human right more basic than access to air and water that is safe to breathe and drink. Our very lives and well-being depend on these fundamental rights.  (more) https://www.ecojustice.ca/drinking-water-crisis-first-nations-communities-violates-human-rights/

 

First Nations FilmsEDUCATION SYSTEM FAILING NATIVES? ... Only 51 percent of Natives in the class of 2010 graduated high school. Native Hawaiians fare better, but still under perform compared to their peers -- as best we can tell from the limited data, anyway. These disparities are in large part the result of inadequate federal funding(more) https://www.usnews.com/education/high-schools/articles/2013/06/06/graduation-rates-dropping-among-native-american-students

 

First Nations FilmsUNRESERVED ... Unreserved is the radio space for Indigenous community, culture, and conversation. Host Rosanna Deerchild takes you straight into Indigenous Canada, from Halifax to Haida Gwaii, from Shamattawa to Ottawa, introducing listeners to the storytellers, culture makers and community shakers from across the country. The Unreserved team offers real talk from the people behind the headlines, with a soundtrack from the best in Indigenous music. (more) http://www.cbc.ca/radio/unreserved/about

 
First Nations FilmsOF SLOTS AND DEATH ... ON A rainy weekday afternoon, Mike Justice pushes his two-year-old son in a pram up a hill on the Siletz Reservation, a desolate, wooded area along the coast of Oregon. Although there are jobs at the nearby casino, Mr Justice, a member of the nearly 5,000-strong Siletz tribe, is unemployed. (more) https://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21639547-how-cash-casinos-makes-native-americans-poorer-slots-and-sloth?zid=311&ah=308cac674cccf554ce65cf926868bbc2
 
First Nations FilmsPOOR HEALTH? ... Last year in, the family of Brian Sinclair withdrew from the inquest into his death. Citing systemic racism within the health care system, the Sinclair family lost confidence that the inquiry would address the root cause of death for the aboriginal man who suffered for 34 hours in the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre Emergency room.  (more) https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/why-is-canada-ignoring-the-health-of-aboriginal-peoples/article23856403/
 
First Nations FilmsINJUSTICE RECORDED AGAIN ... The Dakota Pipeline battle is over and the smoke has cleared at Standing Rock, and once again history records another injustice, one more in a long train of abuses perpetrated upon First Nations people by a North American government. Since First Nations Drum last report on Standing Rock was published late November of last year, winter arrived and camp population dwindled to a few ... (more) http://www.firstnationsdrum.com/2017/04/the-legacy-of-standing-rock/
 
First Nations FilmsMETIS RIGHTS ... Even though Métis elder Ernie Desjarlais received a personal apology after wildlife officers interrupted a traditional gathering and seized dozens of smoked fish, he is still stuck with a ticket for illegal fishing and a court date. Alberta Indigenous Relations Minister Richard Feehan apologized Saturday evening ...(more) http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/m%C3%A9tis-conklin-apology-fish-indigenous-1.4295999
 

First Nations FilmsHOUSING PROBLEMS ... The social conditions of Indigenous peoples in Canada vary greatly according to place of residence, income level, family and cultural factors and classification (i.e., First Nations, Métis and Inuit). Areas of particular social concern include housing, employment, education, health, justice, and family and cultural growth ... (more) http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/native-people-social-conditions/

 
 
 

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LIST OF OUR FILMS
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First Nations History (the truth!)
Our Healing Journey
 (health)

Spirit of the People
 (the people)

Rise of the Salmon People
 (the land)

Reclaiming
 (rights and responsibilities)

Our Fires Still Burn
 (experience)
Nanabozhung
 (First Nations solutions)
The Dugout
 (working together)
Journey of Hope (transformation)
Life on the Reserve (real stories)
Making a Drum (ancient arts)
Native Young! (on native youth)
Reclaiming Our Children (wellness)
Residential Schools (other side)
First Nations Suicide (answers) 
Living in Two Worlds (old and new)
The Medicine Wheel (spirituality)
Whose Land is This? (settlement)
Making Treaties (land settlement)
Role Models (inspiration)
Beat of the Drum (native music)
Native Women: Politics (history)
UnBowed (courage and truth)
In Search of the Hamat'sa (dance)
Dancing on the Moon (drama)
Deception of Freedom (law)
Sacred Buffalo People (culture)
Sleep Dancer (a dramatic journey)
Vanishing Links (returning)
HIV - If There's a Will ..(hiv)
Echoes of the Sisters (cancer)
The Storytellers (truth and honor)
The Pipe Makers (making the pipe)
Medicine People (ceremonies)

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