THE SHARING CIRCLE
SEASON 11 EPISODES 1 - 26


1. The Seven Laws
Written and directed by: Noah Erenberg
The Seven Laws explores the natural laws or teaching of Aboriginal people and explains how these laws form the basis of all life and meaning in this world.

2. Pow Wow Circle
Written and directed by: Lisa Meeches
Pow Wow Circle traces the modern Pow Wow circuit and the people that follow The Pow Wow Road. The Pow Wow phenomena has exploded in popularity in western Canada. There aren't enough weekends in the summer to accommodate the growing number of these traditional festivals, and mid-week Pow Wow's are now in vogue.

3. Unity Riders
Written and directed by: Doug Howe
The Unity Riders are a group of horseman who make a 300 kilometre trek from the Chanupawaka reserve in southern Manitoba to Winnipeg for the opening of The 2002 Indigenous Games. This show documents their 9 day journey.

4. 2002 Indigenous Games
Written and directed by: Nancy Gregory
This episode of the Sharing Circle explores the 2002 Indigenous Games. We profile athletes, capture the cultural events that surround the Games and present a taste of the many events that were part of this unique experience.

5. Indian Cowboys - The Rodeo Trail
Written and directed by: Byron Gislason
An insightful look into Indian cowboys in the rodeo, this documentary includes profiles of 7-year-old barrel racer Raven Shade and bull rider Allison Red Crow and features Buffy St. Marie's INDIAN COWBOYS IN THE RODEO

6. Aboriginal Fashion
Written and directed by: Noah Erenberg
Paris! Milan! New York! Look out! This fast paced documentary examines many facets of Aboriginal clothing design and manufacturing. Aboriginal Fashion traces the history of Aboriginal clothing from traditional garments to the runways of the modern fashion world.

7 & 8. Sacred Sites Part 1 & 2
Written and directed by: Byron Gislason
These ancient structures are scattered across western Canada and United States, and stand as a testament to the spiritual communion between the Indigenous people of North America and the Creator. Sacred Sites is a two part documentary that honours the ancient mysteries surrounding Medicine Wheels, and reveals the sense of urgency that is building to protect these sacred sites.

9. The Making of Tipi Tales
Written and directed by: Cam Bennet
Winnipeg producer, Lisa Meeches, gathered a talented group of puppeteers and writers to create a series for young children based on the Seven Sacred Laws. Set in a forest, Tipi Tales is the story of four friends who venture from their grandparents porch to consult Buffalo, Eagle, and Beaver to help them learn life's lessons. This is the story behind the series coming to Treehouse TV in 2003.

10. Water
Written and directed by: Doug Howe
Long ago the elders prophesied that our water supply was going to become Now unfortunately, as we turn into the new century, that prophecy is being fulfilled. This episode of the Sharing Circle takes the traditional view that women are the protectors of the water and must play an intimate role in defending this precious resource.

11. When Veterans Dance
Written and directed by: Lisa Meeches
Aboriginal veterans have a long tradition of distinguished service to their country. That service is often forgotten. This documentary explores the heroism of a people and the failure of a nation to honour that.

12. Aboriginal Suicide: Lost Spirit
Written and directed by: Nancy Gregory
Suicide rates are disproportionately high among first nations people. This documentary will delve into this sensitive subject, and explore how traditional beliefs and philosophy can help provide long term answers to this emotional issue.


SHOW ARCHIVE
SEASON: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

13. Red Man's Vision
Written and directed by: Nancy Gregory
This episode explores the visions of Manitoba spiritualist and Elder, Dave Courchene, focussing on his dream of building a Sacred Gathering Place known as The Turtle Lodge in Manitoba.

14. Indian Soul Music
Written and directed by: Byron Gislason
Exploring the intriguing connection and passion that Canada's Indigenous people feel for country music.

15. Traditional Healing
Written and directed by: Nancy Gregory
This episode of the Sharing Circle takes a look at the historical and current practices of traditional first nations medicine people. We follow as medicines are harvested, prepared and administered, and examine the role of traditional healers in the 21st century.

16. Through the Eyes of Elders
Written and directed by: Milana Bodiroga
The signing of treaty is examined through the voices of Elders. In the face devastating illness, the loss of the buffalo, military threats from U.S. Soldiers and the coming of the railroad, a people put their faith in negotiations with representatives of Queen Victoria. One week after the signing of Treaty 7, the Whites broke their first promise.

17. Jingle Dress
Written and directed by: Lisa Meeches
Almost a century ago, 7 year old Maggie White of White Fish Bay Ontario, was suffering from rheumatic fever and not expected to live. Her father went into ceremony and received a vision that led to the making of the first Jingle Maggie went on to recover from her illness, to dance in her jingle dress and to establish a new tradition that lives on today on the Pow Wow circuit.

18. First Nation Invasion
Written and directed by: Jesse Green
Profiles native bands War Party, Killah Green and Burnt, leaders in a resurgence of Aboriginal music in a rock and roll world.

19. Native Pride
Written and directed by: Julie Nolan
Exploring the significance and the resurgence of Pride within the Aboriginal community.

20. Jordin Tootoo
Written and directed by: Stuart James
One of Canada's top ranked junior hockey players, Jordin Tootoo is the first Inuit hockey player ever to be drafted by the NHL.

21. Sharing the Land
Written and directed by: Byron Gislason
Exploring the spiritual connection between Indigenous People and Mother Earth, as portrayed through art and song.

22. Drum Keepers
Written and directed by: Lisa Meeches
The story of the drum and its role within the cultures of the Red, Yellow, Black and White races.

23. Woman Leaders
Written and directed by: Nancy Gregory
A profile of prominent Aboriginal Women Leaders Chief Roberta Jamieson, Grand Chief Margaret Swan and President of the Metis Youth Advisory Council Jennifer Brown.

24. 10 Grandmothers
Written and directed by: Milana Bodiroga
Traditional wisdom provided by elders is brought to modern women through"The Ten Grandmothers" project from Calgary, Alberta..

25. Reggie Leach
Written and directed by: Byron Gislason
The story of former NHLer Reggie Leach - how his home communities helped him make the pros, and the continuing role he plays with native youth.

26. Trapper's Festival
Written and directed by: Byron Gislason
A fun look at The Pas Manitoba's Trappers' Festival and the 21 events that make up the King and Queen Trapper competition.



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