This short film introduces us to Sébastien Aubin, a French-speaking member of Manitoba's Opaskwayak Cree Nation. He works as a graphic artist for a living, but he's embarked on a personal spiritual and identity quest on the side. Attempting to transcend the material world, he's apprenticing in traditional Indigenous medicine with healer Mark Thompson. The relationship between the two figures marks the contrast between generations; between modernity and tradition. It makes the 360-degree turn from the values of the past to those of today strikingly apparent.This documentary was made as part of the Tremplin program, with the collaboration of Radio-Canada.
Ages 13 to 16
Diversity - Identity
Health/Personal Development - Disease Prevention
Indigenous Studies - Identity/Society
By drawing parallels between two very different societies living with the same territory, this film provides an ideal way to introduce First Nations values and customs. Introduce the idea of traditional knowledge, and discuss how it is transmitted from generation to generation.