The Sacred Sundance: The Transfer of a Ceremony

The Sacred Sundance: The Transfer of a Ceremony

                                    The Sacred Sundance: The Transfer of a Ceremony
| 1 h 9 min
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This feature-length documentary chronicles the sharing of a ceremony from an Elsipogtog elder from Western Canada to the Mi'kmaq people of Eastern Canada. Under the July sky, participants in the Sundance ceremony go four days without food or water. Then they will pierce the flesh of their chests in an offering to the Creator. This event marks a transmission of culture and a link to the warrior traditions of the past.

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  • participant
    Kani Malsom
    William Nevin
    Bernard Jerome
    Keith Chiefmoon
    Nathan Chasing Horse
    Pamela Red Cloud
    Melvin, Jr. Brewer
    Hubert Francis
    Eugene Sock
    Stephanie Simon
    Cynthia Davidson
  • writer
    Brian J. Francis
  • director
    Brian J. Francis
  • producer
    Kent Martin
  • cinematography
    Nigel Markham
  • sound
    Alex Salter
  • editor
    Rohan Fernando
  • original music composer
    Ronaldo Richard
    Hubert Francis
  • research
    Brian J. Francis
  • sound editor
    Alex Salter
  • re-recording
    Allan Scarth

  • WizGarber

    The Elsipogtog elder is from Eastern Canada, not from Western Canada. The elder from Western Canada is Keith Chiefmoon of the Blackfoot Confederacy in Alberta.

    WizGarber, 27 Sep 2016
  • Malsom

    The sacred sundance film is a educational film to share about the Indigenous way of life, and how we co-exist in a ever changing world.

    Malsom, 21 Dec 2013
  • mikmaqlady

    loved it....showed it to my mikmaq class.

    mikmaqlady, 13 Sep 2013