The sequel to Waniska - An Awakening of Indigenous Knowledge. Filmed in the fields and forests of First Nations lands across Canada, Asonamatowin was envisioned and directed by the Elder's Circle of the First Nations University of Canada with participation from students.
Resources from their traditional territories fuel Canada's economic growth, yet Indigenous peoples often live in Third World conditions. Successful First Nations and non-Indigenous entrepreneurs and leaders propose remedies they predict would benefit the whole country.
An Anishinaabe raised in Blackfoot territory, architect Douglas Cardinal's curvilinear vision has produced instantly-recognizable monuments to Indigenous culture in the national capitals of both Canada and the United States. The film reveals how his Anishinaabe culture and Indigenous worldview fuel his creative genius.
In an extraordinary display of resilience, a group of Elders out on the land address the importance of Indigenous knowledge. These residential school Survivors shine a light on a future where this traditional knowledge system may be called upon to assist humanity.
A special thank you to all those who contributed to the production of this film.
Reconciliation Education is produced by Productions Cazabon an award-winning media & online publishing company in collaboration with the
First Nations University of Canada
Bridging Finance Inc.
The National Centre for Collaboration in Indigenous Education.