Down the Mighty River

The Power of Resilience

In recent history, the Cree people of James Bay have been displaced by hydro projects, forced into residential schools and hit by rapid change. Through it all, the Cree have maintained their culture by reconnecting with the land. But now that land is in jeopardy. In Old Nemaska, people are rebuilding a community displaced by a hydro project that never happened, only to discover they're building on a shifting foundation, with the river about to change forever. Cree culture has endured years of colonialism...
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  • program length: 22 minutes
  • episode #103

Friday, July 26 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.