Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief

Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief

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A tribute to Indigenous women everywhere, this short documentary focuses on 5 women from across Canada. Of varied ages and backgrounds, they have achieved success in a variety of careers: as the Yukon legislature's first Indigenous woman minister, as a deck hand on a fishing boat, as a teacher, as a lawyer, and as a band council chief (A'qam band of the Ktunaxa Nation).

Each of these women talks about how she got to where she is today while emphasizing the importance of Indigenous culture - its values, art, and spiritual beliefs - in helping her to develop a sense of self and seeing through rough times, including residential school experiences.

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  • director
    Carol Geddes
  • producer
    Barbara Janes
  • executive producer
    Kathleen Shannon
  • script
    Carol Geddes
    Gloria Demers
  • cinematography
    Joan Hutton
    Elise Swerhone
    Carlos Ferrand
  • sound
    Aerlyn Weissman
    Richard Nichol
    Esther Auger
  • editing
    Ginny Stikeman
  • sound editing
    Louise Blais
    Anne Whiteside
    Julian Olson
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
    Shelley Craig
  • narrator
    Gail Valaskakis
  • music
    Judy Henderson