At the Crossroads: 8th Fire Intro (01:49)
This segment orients viewers to the Indian Act and individuals attempting to build new relationships between native and non-native Canadians.
Savard Artwork (02:07)
Teharihulen Michel Savard explains why he shot a copy of the Indian Act. He participated in the "Indian Act Revisited" art show; see several artists' works.
Indian Act Regulations (01:38)
Michèle Taina Audette describes the status of Aboriginal women and children. Savard questions why one cannot enter an Indian reserve without specific permission.
Reserve System (02:54)
The "Blackstone" series depicts the problems and challenges of reservation life; see scenes from the show. Creators discuss the purpose behind the show. (Graphic language)
Experts consider the implications of abolishing the Indian Act.
Inuit Doctor (02:14)
Dr. Stanley Vollant is the first Aboriginal surgeon in Quebec. He is attempting to walk 4,000 km in five years; he wants young people to dream. Experts discuss the importance of Aboriginal youth.
Trekking Canada (04:10)
Dr. Stanley Vollant wants to be a role model for Aboriginal young people; he shares his story at a school. Many Aboriginal youth have difficulty with aspirations.
First Nations University, Regina (02:25)
Students describe what it is like to study at the university and its importance; see portions of the annual Pow Wow.
Education is the New Buffalo (03:07)
Many women at First Nations University are single mothers. Penny Smoke shares her experiences. Under-funding is a problem for many First Nations schools.
Enbridge Northern Gateway (03:22)
Learn why First Nations people in British Columbia are saying no to the $5 billion pipeline project. Coastal fishermen fear an ecological disaster.
Fighting the Pipeline (01:10)
About 60 people are learning the basics of non-violent protests. An environmental committee is determining the acceptable risks of Enbridge's Northern Gateway.
Learn how the Mi'kmaq made the reserve successful. The 1990s were a time of crisis for the community; Chief Terrance Paul recalls the era.
Membertou Business (01:26)
The Mi'kmaq work with Lockheed-Martin and other multinational businesses. Unemployment has almost vanished and the community's future is bright.
Helping Inuit Feel Connected (01:50)
Pop star Elisapie Isaac returns to the North to help run creative workshops for local youth.
Creative Workshops (03:59)
Elisapie Isaac shares her story with Inuit youth. Jessica Yee leads a discussion on community perceptions.
Caring for Youth (01:55)
Jessica Yee discusses the need to look for the positive in Aboriginal communities. Music releases emotions. Elisapie Isaac reflects on the strength of the youth.
Building Bridges (03:01)
Samian makes music to bring people together and make them aware of his people's reality. Experts reflect on the relationship between natives and non-natives.
Credits: At the Crossroads: 8th Fire (01:03)
Credits: At the Crossroads: 8th Fire
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