Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief

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Carol Geddes

Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief

EN | Canada | 28 min | 1986

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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Government of Yukon Canada Council for the Arts Lotteries Yukon Yukon Film Society