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saturdAY , OCTOBER 10 , 2pm
Throat Singing in Kangirsuk Eva Kaukai , Manon Chamberland , Nunavik , 3m Eva Kaukai and Manon Chamberland practice the Inuk art of throat singing in their small village of Kangirsuk . Their mesmerizing voices carry through the four seasons of their Arctic land .
D . I . Y ., Taran Kootenhayoo Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation / Dene Stoney , Canada , 7m Adam , a skateboarder , meets an unexpected stranger Joe , a Cree man who shares a traditional song which inspires him to get back to his roots .
Ribadit ( Pulling in the Belt ) Elle Safe Sara ( Sami ), 5m Ribadit ( pulling in the belt ) was a tradition in the Sápmi village of Guovdageaidnu . This film introduces us to two elders who experienced this . Director Elle Sofe gives this old tradition new life in an unexpected way , along with Sápmi youths and dancers .
Now is the Time Christopher Auchter , Haida , 16 min When internationally renowned Haida carver Robert Davidson was only 22 years old , he was instrumental in changing the history of his people forever . With help from his grandparents , his father , and his younger brother Reg , Davidson committed to carving the first new totem pole in Old Massett in almost a century . On the 50th anniversary of the pole ’ s raising , Haida filmmaker Christopher Auchter steps easily through history to revisit that day in August 1969 , when the entire village gathered to celebrate the event that would signal the rebirth of the Haida spirit .
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