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Catherine Martin, internationally award-winning film maker from Nova Scotia visits LongGreenHouse Nov 7-8 as part of a two-day tribute to Rita Joe, Mi’kmaq poet-laureate.

Betsy Arntzen from the Canadian-American Center joins the Indigenous Media class onsite to discuss Catherine’s films.
Catherine Martin’s credits include:

  • Kwa’Nu’Te: Micmac and Maliseet Artists – insightful interviews with artists who discuss the source of their inspiration, and the importance of art in cultural rebirth
  • SpiritWind – documentary of a 26’ birch bark canoe built by Mi’kmaq from Conne River, NL, and of their journey paddling it across open ocean from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia.
  • Mi’kmaq Family—Migmaoei Otjiosog – a reflective journey into the extended family of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw society, including the recovery of First Nations values through teachings of the elders.
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