Lindisfarne Productions had the honour of creating a series of oral history videos for the M.D. of Opportunity No.17. The goal of the videos is to help preserve the rich and valuable history of the Woodlands Cree People.
Our team traveled up to the M.D. of Opportunity to interview several Elders from the area. We learned all about the Woodlands Cree People’s connection to the land and animals. The elders shared stories of working on the traplines, traveling for supplies, and foraging for traditional medicines. We learned about individual experiences with colonialism and residential schools. Our whole crew was humbled to be welcomed into each Elder’s home and hear first hand accounts of their experiences.
It was such a privilege to be a part of this amazing project and to assist in the preservation of the stories, knowledge, tradition, and language of the Woodlands Cree people for future generations.
A sample of the oral history videos created can be viewed below: