In this condensed life history, Wes FineDay, Nehiyaw Knowledge Keeper, discusses his resistance to colonial violence and his lifelong work and extensive knowledge of medicines, oral history, and ceremony.
Kinanâskomitin, Wes, for teaching us the protocols, for your guidance and for all that you have shared with us.
Special thanks to Leon Thompson and Max FineDay.
Warning: This testimony contains descriptions that Residential School Survivors may find emotionally triggering. If you need support, the Residential School Crisis Line is 1-866-925-4419.
Filmed on March 31, 2019 in Sweetgrass First Nation, Treaty 6 territory, Saskatchewan.
Cinematographer – Jonathan Elliott
Series Editor – Madison Thomas
Colour – Benoît Côté + Outpost MTL
Sound mix – Seratone Studios