Browsing Indian History Film Project by Subject "Nature -- And Spirituality"

Browsing Indian History Film Project by Subject "Nature -- And Spirituality"

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  • Eshkawkogan, Dominic; Agounie, Norman; McGregor, Jim; Owl, Wilfred; Wakegijig, Ron; Atimoyoo, Smith (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1978-02)
    A conference where several speakers discuss the role of elders in educating young people and the loss of respect for the elders in modern Indian society. Transcribed by Joanne Greenwood.
  • Daniels, George; Assinewia, Max; Benedict, Ernest; David, Moses; Dumont, Jim; Wakegijig, Ron; Wheatley, Ted (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1980-08-27)
    A conference where elders discuss the philosophy and practice of traditional medicine. Stress role of elders in passing on this tradition. Transcribed by Joanne Greenwood.
  • Tootoosis, Ernest; Boyd, Mani; Wanepee, Johnson; Dog, Barney; Dumont, Jim; Wakegijig, Ron; Pine, Dan (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1981-08)
    A conference discussing Indian and Christian creation myths, reflections on education and religion, comparison of Indian and non-Indian values, and the loss of traditional values and beliefs and the movement to recover them.
  • Tootoosis, Ernest; Boyd, Mani; Wanepee, Johnson; Dog, Barney; Dumont, Jim; Wakegijig, Ron; Pine, Dan (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1981-08)
    Elders discuss: loss of values; loss of language; the role of the old ceremonies; the responsibility of the elders to teach the young people.
  • Wheatley, Ted; Osawamick, Sam; Debassigae, Ernest; Yellowhead, Joe; Assinewe, Kate; Wakegijig, Ron; Atkinson, Herman; Neilson, Charlie; Mecas, James; Pine, Dan; Bruce, Louis; Knockwood, Noel; Pontiac, Angus; Tootoosis, Ernest (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1982-08)
    Elders stress the importance of tradition and, in particular, the religious and medical traditions of the Indian people. Accounts of two visits to the world of the dead.
  • Wheatley, Ted; Benedict, Ernest; Nogongiig, Angus; Dumont, Jim; Thomas, Johnny; Osawamick, Sam; Fox, Alex; Tootoosis, John; Bruce, Louis; Fiddler, Sid; Tobacco, Lawrence; Box, Mary Lou; Benton, Eddie; Atkinson, Herman; Roberts, Carl (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1983-08)
    Talks of a prophecy about serpents which will fight over the Earth ; Hopi prophecies about the coming of the white man ; emphasis for unity among Indian peoples ; importance of living in harmony with nature ; and biblical ...
  • Kanipitetew, Jim; Bear, Eli; Dustyhorn, Pius; Ochapooways, Daniel; King, Andrew; Frank, Norman (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1973-09-26)
    Wide-ranging discussion among elders touching on many topics including kinship; illegitimate children; ceremonialism; the role of the elder; financing the elder who incurs some costs associated with the organization of a ...
  • Fox, Edward; Simon, Alexis (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1975)
    Describes the relationship of the Indians to their natural surroundings and gives accounts of Treaty #6 obtained from his grandfathers.
  • Thurgood, Ranald; McLeod, Elmira (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1982-07-22)
    Consists of an interview with a general discussion on superstitions, the use of nature to forecast weather and other general reminiscences of her life.
  • Debassigae, Ernest; Snowsill, Tony; Welsh, Christine (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1984-02-16)
    An interview with Ernest Debassigae who gives his opinion of the education of Indian people, the role of Indians in the Canadian military and in the Canadian constitution. Transcribed by Joanne Greenwood.
  • Nadeau, Frank; Rain, Louis (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1974-04-06)
    Talks about understanding Treaty #6 ; the traditional relationship of Indians with nature and problems of modern Indian life including alcohol.
  • Paul, Harry; Dobbin, Murray (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1976-07-14)
    Harry Paul lived in La Ronge in the 1930s and describes what life was like in those years.
  • Many Guns, Cecile (Grassy Water); Buffalo, Annie (Bear Child); Provost, Dila; Yellowhorn, Albert Sr. (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1973)
    Discussion of several topics: taking of Treaty #7, boundaries of Peigan Reserve; permit system; traditional curing practices; obtaining paint for ceremonials; significance of rocks in Blackfoot culture; how the Blackfoot ...
  • Chief, Lloyd; Mountain, Mary; Baker, Iris; Group of White Teachers (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1973-06-17)
    An interview with the grandson of Misihew and great-grandson of Seekaskootch, Mr. Lloyd Chief. During the interview, Mr. Chief discusses a variety of subjects including: leadership qualities; intertribal wars of the Cree ...
  • Adams, Mavis J.; Burrs, Mick (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1974-09-30)
    Mrs. Adams is a retired white schoolteacher and was 69 years old at the time of the interview. She tells of her induction as an honorary chief of the Blackfoot reserve and shares her experiences among the Blackfoot.
  • Buffalo, Mrs.; Smith, Johnny (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1975-03-12)
    Mrs. Buffalo of the Peigan Reserve, who is 93 years of age, answers questions about what her ancestors told her of buffalo, fur trade, treaty, smallpox and attitudes to the land.
  • Paddy, Pat; Burnstick, Abraham (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1975)
    Gives his understanding of Treaty #6 and describes some of the changes which resulted from it.
  • Kanipitetew, Jim (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1975-11)
    Description of traditional Indian ceremonies and the changes which have taken place in them. Mr. Kanipitetew is concerned that people are no longer following the strict rituals of the past.
  • Goodvoice, Robert (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1977)
    He tells a number of stories of people and objects which were lost, and how they were found with the help of "people with the power to find things" (prophets).
  • Hickey, Lynne (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1974-05)
    Ms. Hickey uses various anthropological and historical sources to throw some light on the way in which the Indians of the Treaty 6 and 7 regions might have interpreted the treaty promises.

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