Kainayssini Imanistaisiwa: The People Go On

Kainayssini Imanistaisiwa: The People Go On

| 1 h 9 min
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"Windswept prairies, sloping coulees and stretches of open sky - this is the home of the Kainai Blood Nation, in the heart of southern Alberta. Filmmaker Loretta Sarah Todd takes viewers on a visually lush journey, exploring the significance of land, memory and knowledge in Kainai life. The catalyst for this expressionistic journey is the return of belongings of the Kainai, collected by Europeans during colonial times and kept in distant museums. As the community's elders examine the objects and share stories first-hand, they reveal how the rich threads of Kainai life thrive from one generation to the next. From their traditions and language to their sacred beliefs, this is a powerful continuum of culture that cannot be contained in a glass exhibit case. Stylistically blending sound, colour, light and words, this film explores the collective memory of the Kainai that resonates so deeply in their land and their storytelling traditions. Intertwining past, present and future, Kainayssini Imanistaisiwa: The People Go On is an eloquent testament to Kainai history, governance and existence."

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Credits
  • writer
    Loretta Todd
  • director
    Loretta Todd
  • participant
    Rosie Day Rider
    Louise Crop Eared Wolf
    Annabel Crop Eared Wolf
    Frank Weasel Head
    Louis Soop
    Leroy Little Bear
    Narcisse Blood
    Josh Mountain Horse
    Jonathan King
    Mary Stella Bare Skin Bone
    Arni Brownstone
    Adam Delanay
    Alfreda Delanay
    Winston Day Chief
    Celina Goodstriker
    Rufus Goodstriker
    Rosie Red Crow
    Pete Standing Alone
    Bruce Wolf Child
    Kirsten Buckskin
    Alyssha Cross Child
    Brandy Little Bear
    Tasha No Runner
  • narration
    Amethyst First Rider
  • actor
    Nadine Tailfeathers
    Garret Tailfeathers
    Cammie Fox
    Keelie Goodstriker
  • director of photography
    René Sioui Labelle
  • editor
    Shirley Claydon
  • original music
    Wesley Lowe
  • sound recordist
    Don Howell
    Igal Petel
  • re-recording mixer
    Iain Pattison
    Kelly Cole
  • producer
    Bonnie Thompson
  • executive producer
    Graydon McCrea

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