My Partners, My People

Broadcast Run: 
1992
Broadcast Medium: 
Television

Native Canadians Gil Cardinal, an acclaimed filmmaker, and movie star Tantoo Cardinal of "Dances with Wolves" fame hosted this moving contemporary Native series. The series celebrated Native traditions, and investigated topical issues such as the environmental crisis, Native self-government and profiles of successful Native individuals. In one episode, entitled "The Gift", Joe and Reg Crowshoe, Canadian Indians from the Blackfoot Nation, travelled to China to meet with the Kazakhs who were nomadic herdsmen. The two aboriginal peoples performed a unique cultural exchange. Other episodes included a profile of Douglas Cardinal, architect of the Canadian Museum of Civilization; a wild horse roundup that showed how two Natives translated their traditional horse skills of their forefathers into a successful modern-day business; and a profile of Dr. Anne Anderson who worked for over two decades to preserve the Cree language.

Broadcast: 1992
Time slot: Saturday 9:30 pm
Running time: 30 minutes

Production Company: Great Plains Productions Inc. (Edmonton), in association with the Global Television Network, the Saskatchewan Television Network, Sunwapta Broadcasting, CFCN Television, the Westcom TV Group Limited, Telefilm Canada, the Government of Canada, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and the Métis Association of Alberta
Executive Producers: Wil Campbell, Andy Thomson
Producers: Gil Cardinal, Tom Radford
Directors: Various
Hosts: Gil Cardinal, Tantoo Cardinal

Written by Joanne Ingrassia - June, 2002

 

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