12 episodes

Can heritage continue to inform the way we live today? Is it possible to balance traditional ideas with a modern life? The Mi'kmaq people have had roots in Conne River Newfoundland in Canada for generations, but it was only officially designated as a reserve in 1987. Many of its indigenous inhabitants still feel a connection with the past and in recent times there has been a revival of interest in Mi'kmaq culture. These films give insight into Mi'kmaq life and examine the renewal of traditional customs by interviewing key members of the community who discuss the benefits and difficulties in attempting to hold on to their ancestry.

This material forms part of the Open University course A332 Why is religion controversial?

Mi'kmaq: First Nation people - for iPad/Mac/PC The Open University

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Can heritage continue to inform the way we live today? Is it possible to balance traditional ideas with a modern life? The Mi'kmaq people have had roots in Conne River Newfoundland in Canada for generations, but it was only officially designated as a reserve in 1987. Many of its indigenous inhabitants still feel a connection with the past and in recent times there has been a revival of interest in Mi'kmaq culture. These films give insight into Mi'kmaq life and examine the renewal of traditional customs by interviewing key members of the community who discuss the benefits and difficulties in attempting to hold on to their ancestry.

This material forms part of the Open University course A332 Why is religion controversial?

    • video
    A community reawakening

    A community reawakening

    The Mi'kmaq people have lived in Newfoundland for generations

    • 52 sec
    Transcript -- A community reawakening

    Transcript -- A community reawakening

    The Mi'kmaq people have lived in Newfoundland for generations

    • video
    Living off the land

    Living off the land

    Their diet would often depend on the season

    • 1 min
    Transcript -- Living off the land

    Transcript -- Living off the land

    Their diet would often depend on the season

    • video
    Mi'kmaq culture

    Mi'kmaq culture

    25 years ago Conne River secured protected status when it became a reserve

    • 2 min
    Transcript -- Mi'kmaq culture

    Transcript -- Mi'kmaq culture

    25 years ago Conne River secured protected status when it became a reserve

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