Posonut: The Maliseet Basket • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 1)

Posonut: The Maliseet Basket • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 1)

Release date:

2010

Running time:

22 minutes

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Yes

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Part of the SAMAQAN: Water Stories series 1

North America's Indigenous people have always had a sacred relationship with water. This series shows their perspective on a most precious resource–a resource to be protected, not a commodity to be exploited.

Posonut: The Maliseet Basket visits the northern reaches of New Brunswick's Tobique River, where the Bear clan of the Maliseet people have harvested ash and made baskets for countless generations. We travel by canoe in search of the black ash, a rare hardwood that grows in marsh areas.

 

Titles included in this series:

Water Stories (24 minutes)
Akwiten (24 minutes)
Remembering Celilo Falls, Parts 1 & 2 (48 minutes)
Haida Gwaii (24 minutes)
Akwesasne, Parts 1 & 2 (48 minutes)
Sacred Head Waters: Loveman Nole (24 minutes)
Fraser River, Parts 1 & 2 (48 minutes)
Tetzan Biny: The Disappearance of Fish Lake, Parts 1 & 2 (48 minutes)

For more information about the series or series producers visit http://www.urbanrez.ca or http://www.samaqan.ca/

 

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SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 2--13 parts)

SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 2--13 parts)

North America's Indigenous people have always had a sacred relationship with water. This series shows their perspective on a most precious resource––a resource to be protected, not a commodity to be exploited.

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