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To Wake Up the Nakota Language

Louise BigEagle (Nakota/Cree) | Producer: Jon Montes
Canada | 2017 | 6 min | Nakota and English with English Subtitles | Short Documentary

 Thu Oct 18 11:00 AM
TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3

Part of Life Lines

Armand McArthur is the last fluent Nakota speaker from Pheasant Rump First Nation, Treaty 4 Territory, in southern Saskatchewan. This documentary recounts 69-year-old McArthur’s commitment to revitalizing the language for his community and future generations, sharing knowledge, laughter, and a way of life.


 Louise BigEagle is from Ocean Man First Nation in Saskatchewan. With a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Studies from the University of Regina BigEagle writes poetry, short fiction and screenplays.