Indian history film project

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Indian history film project

 

The original intent of The Indian History Film Project was to conduct interviews with First Nations elders across Canada and to produce a television series portraying Canadian history from a First Nations' perspective.

Major funding was provided by the Donner Foundation with additional funding from the Devonian and McLean foundations, and support from the University of Regina.

The Indian History Film Project was an initiative of Direction Films and was conceived and developed by Tony Snowsill. The project leaders were Tony Snowsill and Christine Welsh. The project evolved over time, and eventually it was decided to access libraries and archives across the country to incorporate existing interviews with First Nations elders. All interviews, whether original or archival, were cross indexed by word and theme and housed in the C.P.R.C.

News

This collection has been created by the Dr. John Archer Library on behalf of the Canadian Plains Research Centre. The contact person in the CPRC is Brian Mlazgar and in the library it is Donald Johnson.

Recent Submissions

  • Mandelbaum, D.G. (Dr.); Coming Day (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1935-07-17)
    Consists of an interview about a creation myth and some healing practices of medicine men.
  • Mandelbaum, D.G. (Dr.); Paskimin "Burst Berry" (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1935-07-30)
    Consists of an interview where he gives an account of an unidentified skirmish between the Cree and the Blackfoot.
  • Mandelbaum, D.G. (Dr.); Fine Day (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1935-08-06)
    Consists of an interview where he gives a description of punishment for violation of the hunting code. He also gives a brief description of saddle making.
  • Mandelbaum, D.G. (Dr.); Fine Day (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1935-07-11)
    Consists of an interview with Fine Day where he gives an account of fighting between Cree and Blackfoot.
  • Mandelbaum, D.G. (Dr.); Fine Day (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1935-07-09)
    Consists of an interview with Fine Day where he gives a very general description of traditional lifestyle.

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