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Our People Will Be Healed

2017 1 h 36 min
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A brighter future through education, culture and tradition

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Our People Will Be Healed


Our People Will Be Healed, Alanis Obomsawin’s 50th film, reveals how a Cree community in Manitoba has been enriched through the power of education. The Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Education Resource Centre in Norway House, north of Winnipeg, receives a level of funding that few other Indigenous institutions enjoy. Its teachers help their students to develop their abilities and their sense of pride.
  • director
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • writer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • editor
    Alison Burns
  • camera
    René Sioui Labelle
    Kent Nason
    Maarten Kroonenburg
    Ben Low
  • drone footage
    Robert Rideout
  • still photography
    Shawn Scribe
    Bruce Folster
    Doug Braden
  • additional footage
    Violet Enns
  • location sound
    Glenn Hodgins
    Thierry Morlass-Lurbe
    Gaëlle Komàr
  • production assistant
    Ryan Queskekapow
  • local guide
    John Leo Woolsey
  • original music
    Michel Dubeau
    Lauren Bélec
  • musician
    Michel Dubeau
    Lauren Bélec
  • narration
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • voice recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • music pre-mix
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • sound editor
    Don Ayer
    Leopoldo Gutierrez
  • assistant sound editor
    Éric Marapin
  • research
    Katherine Kasirer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • Cree translation
    Madeline Gamblin
  • rights clearances
    Mylène Augustin
  • on-line
    Serge Verreault
  • graphic design
    Mélanie Bouchard
    Jacques Bertrand Simard
  • titles
    Mélanie Bouchard
    Jacques Bertrand Simard
  • digital editing technician
    Pierre Dupont
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Patrick Trahan
  • technical coordinator
    Jean-François Laprise
    Daniel Lord
    Daniel Claveau
  • technical coordination, projects
    Steve Hallé
  • technical coordinator - shooting equipment
    Steve Hallé
  • marketing manager
    François Jacques
  • marketing coordinator
    Jolène Lessard
  • publicist
    Pat Dillon
  • legal counsel
    Dominique Aubry
  • production coordinator
    Christine Williams
    Mylène Augustin
  • senior production coordinator
    Isabelle Limoges
    Camila Blos
  • program administrator
    Leslie Anne Poyntz
    Camila Blos
  • producer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • executive producer
    Annette Clarke
  • executive director
    Michelle van Beusekom

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Ages 14 to 18

A film that could generate research and discussions relating to Indigenous education. How did colonization undermine traditional education for Indigenous Peoples? How can original Indigenous methods of education be restored to produce knowledgeable and contributing citizens that uphold their cultural integrity while coexisting with the general population? What are examples of traditional education and what is its purpose? How can education meet the needs of Indigenous Peoples? Research and explain how Indigenous education pedagogies could benefit all Canadians. How can the attitudes and beliefs of educators and education stakeholders contribute to Indigenous peoples’ sense of self-worth and levels of achievement? What does a successful First Nations community look like and how can it be maintained?

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