In 1881, a group of eleven Mapuche, Tehuelche, Selk’nam and Kawésqar Peoples from Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia were kidnapped by a group of German businessmen. Unaware of what would soon be their fate, the group was shipped off to Europe destined to be shown off as “curiosities” at various circuses and fairs across Europe. […]
“We are ready to confront them and defend this resource, this right, this conservation, and we are going to continue doing so for future generations…” – Italo Jimenez, President of the 10th April Movement The Indigenous Ngabe and campesino communities living on the banks of the Tabasará river in western Panama are facing imminent disaster […]
In this 48-minute presentation produced by Mohawk TV, the respected Nehiyaw (Cree) lawyer Sharon Venne explains the Harper government’s effort to unilaterally remodel Canada’s political landscape at the expense of all First Nations. She pays particular attention to the series of Bills that Russell Diabo reviewed in his recent essay, Harper Launches Major First Nations […]
Threatened by the construction of a huge hydroelectric dam in the Amazon rainforest, Indigenous Peoples of the Xingu River Basin fight together to prevent by any means what they consider to the makings of a terrible catastrophe with global consequences. Belo Monte, An Announcement Of War is an independent, crowd-funded, feature-length documentary about the largest […]
The narration woven throughout the documentary is a Cree story of creation. It’s a fitting backdrop for this show that features the people of Muskoday First Nation in Saskatchewan and their effort to sustain their community by turning to the traditional Aboriginal practice of organic farming and by creating the Muskoday Organic Growers Co-operative. The […]
Apples and Indians is a whimsical and profound 5-minute ride that sees Lorne Olson speeding through decades in search of his true identity. When Lorne Olson was a young boy, growing up on the Broken Head Reserve in Manitoba, a teacher told him that “Indians are like apples. They may be red on the outside […]
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