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An animated legend from Canada’s First Nations based on the art by Norval Morriseau and the live action footage of wildlife filmographer, Albert Karvonen. This series outlines Native legends set in 4 seasons depicted in varied animated styles on 2 DVDs (purchased separately).
This award-winning series was produced in English and Cree and uses 2-D and 3-D animation and the voices of some of Canada’s best-loved Native performers like Tantoo Cardinal and Gordon Tootoosis.
These films are also available in the Green Planet Stream Collection.
Tales of Wesakechak: How Wesakechak Got His Name – Wesakechak hates his name and convinces the Creator to give everyone new names hoping he can receive a better name than the one he already has.
Wolf Tale: Legend of the Caribou – Mother Wolf tells her cubs a bedtime story about the truth of power and size. The cubs learn about animals and the world to the North in the Barrens, about how too many living in one place can destroy the land. (Inspired by the annual migration of the Porcupine Caribou herds)
Tales of Wesakechak: Wesakechak and The Medicine – This is a cautionary tale about respecting the power of medicine.
Wolf Tale: Legend of the First Thanksgiving – Mother Wolf tells her cubs a bedtime story about how the first Thanksgiving was created. (Inspired by a story from the Salish of the Pacific Coast)