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Down the Mighty River

The Great Divide

The money generated from hydroelectric development in James Bay is saving the Cree and tearing them apart at the same time. Are river diversions a necessary evil for the Cree? Is development the key to survival or have they sold their soul for cold hard cash? It's a question of damned if you do, damned if you don't. One thing's clear: dams divide more than just water.
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #102

Friday, October 27 at 1:30 am on 12.2


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Our host, Ernest Webb (Cree), take us on a journey down the Rupert River for the last time, the summer before it's diverted for a hydroelectric. Once a prominent Cree destination, Ernest will uncover the river's true story, its people, land, and wildlife forever capturing the change and impact the hydroelectric project will have on the Cree's cultural significance of Rupert River.