4 Seasons of Reconciliation film series is comprised of short documentary films set in Canada on the heels of the final report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The project chronicles four stories on reconciliation, each to be released at a different season. The series is accompanied by bonus features highlighting reconciliation champions from across the lands in Canada. Its aim is to inspire reconciliation through media arts.
Resources from their traditional territories fuel Canada's economic growth, yet Indigenous peoples often live in Third World conditions. Successful First Nations and non-Indigenous entrepreneurs and leaders propose remedies they predict would benefit the whole country.
Waniska - An Awakening of Indigenous Knowledge
In an extraordinary display of resilience, a group of Elders out on the land address the importance of Indigenous knowledge. These residential school Survivors shine a light on a future where this traditional knowledge system may be called upon to assist humanity.
Our Latest Project: Âsônamâtowin - A Sharing of Indigenous Knowledge
Filmed in the fields and forests of First Nations lands across western Canada, 'Âsônamâtowin a Sharing of Indigenous Knowledge' was envisioned and directed by the Elder's Circle of the First Nations University of Canada. (Saultaux, Cree and Dene Nations)
Douglas Cardinal - Architect of the Future
An Anishinaabe raised in Blackfoot territory, architect Douglas Cardinal's curvilinear vision has produced instantly-recognizable monuments to Indigenous culture in the national capitals of both Canada and the United States. The film reveals how his Anishinaabe culture and Indigenous worldview fuel his creative genius.