To showcase and celebrate the Métis communities of Crescent Lake and Île-à-la Crosse, the Gabriel Dumont Institute produced the Métis Communities Series. This DVD contains the previously released VHS documentaries The Story of the Crescent Lake Métis: Our Life on the Road Allowance and Kitaskinaw I pi Kiskinohamakoya: The Land Gives Us Our Knowledge.
The Story of the Crescent Lake Métis: Our Life on the Road Allowance
This documentary tells the story of the Crescent Lake road allowance community from the perspective of its Elders. This is a remarkable story about Métis land dispossession, relocation, and survival.
Kitaskinaw I pi Kiskinohamakoya: The Land Gives Us Our Knowledge
For over 230 years, Île-à-la Crosse, Saskatchewan has been a vibrant Métis community with strong ties to the land and the fur trade. Elders stress their respect for the land, and share with us their knowledge, stories, history, and their community’s culture.
Approximately 100 minutes
Narrators: Leah Dorion, Wayne Morin, Harriet Oaks, and Cheryl Troupe
Grade Level: All Ages