8TH FIRE is a 4-part, provocative, high-energy journey through Aboriginal country showing why we urgently need to fix Canada’s 500 year-old relationship with Indigenous peoples, now mired in colonialism, conflict and denial. With an energetic pace and stunning HD landscapes, 8TH FIRE propels you past prejudice, stereotypes and misunderstandings, and introduces you to encounters with an impressive new generation of Aboriginal Canadians who are claiming both their culture and their confidence.
The title of the series draws from an Anishinaabe prophecy that declares now is the time for Aboriginal peoples and the settler community to come together and build the "8th Fire" of justice and harmony.
Aboriginal people are the fastest growing population in Canada. More than half now live in cities, and those still struggling on reserves in Third World conditions are demanding a share of the vast mineral and energy resources in their midst.
Hosted by the dynamic journalist, rapper and musician Wab Kinew from the Ojibways on Onigaming First Nation, this 4-hour HD series is an encounter with a fascinating, complex people – as diverse as Canada itself. Best of all, 8TH FIRE offers the way forward to a Second Chance to get the relationship right.
The 3-disc DVD set includes all four complete episodes in both english and french, and a wealth of bonus video content.
- Closed captioned
- Dual language (French/English)
- 16:9 Widescreen
- 5.1 Surround Audio
- Approx. 174 minutes plus bonus content
- Region 0
First Nations history should be taught at the high school level Review by thewilster
If there was ever a time to learn where Canada is headed it is high time that the First Nations experiences was brought into the classroom. The past has to be put out there so this country can move forward.
I missed an episode but I will be getting this DVD in the near future. Very enlightening. (Posted on 12-06-12)
excellent! Review by Seeking Wings
This should be required academic Canadian Studies curriculum for all Canadians. (Posted on 12-05-10)