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Hi-Ho Mistahey!

Hi-Ho Mistahey!

| 1 h 39 min

In this feature-length documentary, Alanis Obomsawin tells the story of Shannen’s Dream, a national campaign to provide equitable access to education in safe and suitable schools for First Nations children. Strong participation in this initiative eventually brings Shannen's Dream all the way to the United Nations in Geneva.

Also available on the Alanis Obomsawin: A Legacy DVD box set

  • director
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • writer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • editor
    Alison Burns
  • director of photography
    René Sioui Labelle
  • additional camera
    Martin Duckworth
    Michaël Darby
    Maarten Kroonenburg
  • sound recordist
    Glenn Hodgins
  • additional sound
    Richard Lavoie
  • animation
    David Barlow-Krelina
  • original music
    Alain Auger
  • musician
    Alain Auger
    Michel Dubeau
    Jocelyn Veilleux
    Louis-Philippe Marsolais
  • narration
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • music recording
    Alain Auger
  • music mix
    Alain Auger
  • additional music recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • additional music recording - assistance
    Padraig Buttner-Schnirer
  • additional voice recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • additional voice recording - assistance
    Padraig Buttner-Schnirer
  • sound editor
    Don Ayer
  • mix
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • foley
    Stéphane Cadotte
  • production assistant
    Kenny Wheesk
    Serena Koostachin
  • research
    Alanis Obomsawin
    Katherine Kasirer
  • rights clearances
    Elizabeth Klinck
    Hinda Essadiqi
  • on-line
    Denis Gathelier
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • graphic design
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • digital editing technician
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Pierre Dupont
    Patrick Trahan
  • translation
    Stella Koostachin
  • transcription
    Dyane Provost
  • technical coordinator
    Jean-François Laprise
    France Couture
    Julie Laperrière
    Micheline Faubert
  • technical coordination
    Steve Hallé
  • marketing manager
    François Jacques
  • marketing assistant
    Geneviève Bérard
  • publicist
    Pat Dillon
  • legal counsel
    Dominique Aubry
  • production coordinator
    Christine Williams
    Theodora Kolovos
  • senior production coordinator
    Isabelle Limoges
  • program administrator
    Leslie Anne Poyntz
  • producer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • executive producer
    Ravida Din
    Annette Clarke


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Ages 12 to 18

Mini-Lesson - Hi-Ho Mistahey!

Study Guide - Guide 1

Civics/Citizenship - Human Rights
Health/Personal Development - Careers & Education
Indigenous Studies - Issues and Contemporary Challenges
Social Studies - Social Policies and Programs

Ask students to work with a partner to brainstorm the educational challenges facing First Nations students. If “every child matters”, how can your class make a small but meaningful difference in your school or city, or across the country? Cultural education is an important component of First Nations education; have students share aspects of their own cultures in small groups. The Shannen’s Dream motion was unanimously approved. What is the moral of Shannen’s father’s speech?

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