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Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief

Directed by Carol Geddes
Canada, 1986 (documentary, 29 minutes, colour, English)
Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief
Photo © National Film Board of Canada
Video (National Film Board of Canada)

Film Description:
"A tribute to Indigenous women everywhere, this short documentary focuses on 5 women from across Canada. Of varied ages and backgrounds, they have achieved success in a variety of careers: as the Yukon legislature's first Indigenous woman minister (Margaret Joe), as a deck hand on a fishing boat (Corinne Hunt), as a teacher (Sophie MacLeod), as a lawyer (Roberta Jamieson), and as a band council chief (Sophie May Pierre—St. Mary's Indian Band of the Ktunaxa Nation). Each of these women talks about how she got to where she is today, and attests to the importance of Indigenous culture—its values, art, and spiritual beliefs—in helping her to develop a sense of self and seeing through rough times, including residential school experiences."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Carol Geddes, Gloria Demers
Produced by: Barbara Janes, Kathleen Shannon
Narrator: Gail Valaskakis
Cinematography: Joan Hutton, Elise Swerhone, Carlos Ferrand
Film Editing: Ginny Stikeman
Music: Judy Henderson
Production Company: Federal Women's Film Program, National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada

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