Tio’tiake – Montreal

Filmmaker: Amanda Roy

TIO’TIA:KE – MONTREAL is a short documentary about the personal journey of Mohawk Elder Sedalia Kawenno:ta’s Fazio in establishing a sweat lodge within the Botanical Gardens of Montreal and her work with the diverse native populations living in the city. Tio’tia:ke is the Mohawk word for Montreal which means “where the currents meet”.

This is the sixth film in a six part series of short films on the theme of reconciliation. These films are produced by young Indigenous filmmakers with the help of Wapikoni Mobile. For over ten years, Wapikoni Mobile has been working with Aboriginal youth in Canada to encourage expression through music and film. Their mobile studios, sometimes referred to as “youth centres on wheels”, have travelled to some of the most remote First Nations communities in the country, providing workshops and mentoring to young participants.

Click here to read more about this film series.



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