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.
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.
Filmed in the fields and forests of First Nations lands across Saskatchewan, Waniska was envisioned and directed by the Elder’s Circle of the First Nations University of Canada with participation from students.
Waniska means ‘to awaken’ in Cree.
Directors: Willie Ermine, Margaret Reynolds, Rose Bird, Florence Allen, Gilbert Kewistep, Mary Lee, Preston Gardypie
Producer: Andrée Cazabon
Cinematographer & Editor: Adam Gualtieri
running time: 24 minutes - 2018