Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief

A tribute to Native women everywhere, this short documentary focuses on 5 Native women from across Canada. Of varied ages and backgrounds, they have achieved success in a variety of careers: as the Yukon legislature's first Native woman minister, as a deck hand on a fishing boat, as a teacher, as a lawyer, and as a band council chief. Each of these women talks about how she got to where she is today, and attests to the importance of Native culture - its values, art, and spiritual beliefs - in helping her to develop a sense of self and seeing through rough times.

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Film Credits

director
Carol Geddes
producer
Barbara Janes
script
Carol Geddes
Gloria Demers
cinematography
Joan Hutton
Elise Swerhone
Carlos Ferrand
sound
Aerlyn Weissman
Richard Nichol
Esther Auger
editing
Ginny Stikeman
sound editing
Louise Blais
Anne Whiteside
Julian Olson
re-recording
Jean-Pierre Joutel
Shelley Craig
narrator
Gail Valaskakis
music
Judy Henderson

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