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True to the Land: Indigenous Skateboarding

Hanwakan Blaikie Whitecloud (Sioux Valley Dakota Nation) | Canada | 2018 | Webseries | All Ages

This exciting series explores the modern history of reserves in Manitoba through the growth of skateboarding in the communities and youth culture. See how youth’s connection to skateboarding enhances their relationship to themselves, their community, and to the land.


Hanwakan Blaikie Whitecloud is a documentary filmmaker as well as co-owner, producer and director of Wakan Productions Inc. Whitecloud is also an avid skateboarder, which he considers an act of empowerment. His projects include the TV series Myths, Monsters, and Aliens, a web series called Living by the drum: Canadian Powwows and a long-form documentary for CBC Manitoba about Errol Ranville and the C-Weed band. His spare time is spent on social justice projects with his wife Tessa.