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06. A Rich Inheritance

Country Available: Canada, USA

All of our Native cultures have experienced losses in the traditional aspects of our lives. But on the West Coast in particular, the cultural resurgence is strong amongst the young people. These are cultures rich in teachings such as songs, dances, stories, food, and traditional crafts such as weaving. It is the teaching of these traditions that will ensure the survival of the culture for generations to come. This episode of Venturing Forth will profile two young people who have chosen to concentrate their lives on carrying on their culture and traditions. We will go to a cultural camp in Koeye, BC – part of the Heiltsuk Nation’s traditional territory, where kids learn the songs and dances of their people, and are taught by a passionate young man. We’ll also profile a young woman – a weaver who taught her mother a lot of what she knows.

Locations: Bella Bella and Koeye, British Columbia

View a printer friendly version of this page...Copyright Date: 2004 Length: 25 minutes Library Audience:
  • General Interest
  • School Audience:
  • Grades 6 - 12
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Subjects:
  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Business and Marketing
  • Canadian History
  • Formats Available:
  • DVD
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