by John Ahni Schertow / Intercontinental Cry
“Wanorazi Yumneze” is a documentary film that aims to begin a much-needed conversation between indigenous and non-indigenous groups in Canada about how people, wildlife and the environment are impacted by industrial developments.
Wanorazi Yumnezemeans “awakening spirit” in Nakoda. The film’s spirit captures those of Canada’s First Nations who, despite the challenges they have endured and continue to face, are now beginning to strengthen and awaken, aided by their deep-rooted cultures, traditions, knowledge and communities.
The film gives First Nations communities and Elders a platform to voice their concerns about mining and gas development on their lands while featuring research from the In Land and Life (ILAL) project, a cross-cultural study focused on education and information-sharing between Western scientific and Indigenous circles.
As an IsumaTV exclusive, this valuable and stirring film can now be streamed online or downloaded free of charge. Streaming is available in high and low quality versions for viewers in high or low Internet bandwidth areas, making the film easily accessible to all including those in remote communities.