Finding Our Talk - Season One

finding our talk

Length: 13 episodes x 30 min. (documentary series)
Release: 2001
Language versions: Cree, Mohawk, English and French
Languages represented: Mi'gmaq, Mohawk, Algonquin, Huron, Attikemekw, Innu, Cree, Inuktitut, Ojibway, Michif, Saulteaux and Sencofen
Aboriginal Directors: Paul Rickard, Paul Chaput, Nick Huard, Liza Uquituk and Rene Sioui Labelle
Non-aboriginal directors: Erica Pomerance, Magnus Isacsson, Derek Vertongen, Jocelyne Clarke
Program Locations: Quebec, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, B.C.

  • World's first Mohawk television series
  • 7 episodes shot by aboriginal cameramen. 10 episodes had aboriginal sound recordist
  • New aboriginal training positions for the series at Mushkeg Media: Researcher, graphics/editor trainee, accountant trainee, language versioning coordinator
  • Training subsidies received from HDRC for 4 positions via Montreal Friendship Center
  • Training subsidies received from NFB -partial subsidies for 4 positions

Finding Our Talk One examines the state of Aboriginal languages within Canada and celebrates the many individuals, communities and organizations that are reclaiming their language, culture, stories and often, their very existence as a people.

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