The Cumberland House Video Project was created by the JAM Collective, mispon and Cumberland House community. With support from Canada Council for the Arts, the Community Initiatives Fund and the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative and Shortworks Productions, mispon and the Jam Collective worked with the youth and communities of Cumberland House and Cumberland House Cree Nation on video storytelling workshops, performance and production to create the youths’ narratives. We also have behind the scenes videos and mini documentaries with the participation of the youth media leader and facilitator, Pierrette Settee. Production mentors: by Ann Verrall, Janine Windolph, Trudy Stewart and performance mentor: by Michele Sereda. Special thanks to community coordinator, Josie Pelly, for all her hard work.
We hope you enjoy the Cumberland House Video Project!
Safe Passage looks at the personal and scientific impact environmental changes are having on the people, community and wildlife in Cumberland House, Saskatchewan, home of the largest inland delta in North America. A visiting research scientist from the University of Saskatchewan shares his observations. A local media artist shares her personal experience of being evacuated during the summer flooding that left its mark across western Canada in 2013.
N.A.M.S. Media Club
Cumberland House media artist, Pierrette Settee, shares her experience of creating the NAMS Media Club at the Nisto Awasisak Memorial School, Cumberland House Cree Nation, Saskatchewan. Photography by the NAMS Media Club participants are featured.
Day with the Delta
The Cumberland House Video Project took place from between May 2013 and December 2013. Visiting artists Janine Windolph, Michele Sereda, Trudy Stewart & Ann Verrall collaborated with Nisto Awasisak Memorial School students, teacher Josie Pelly and local media artist Pierrette Settee to create a series of short videos. Day with the Delta, written, directed and crewed by the youth participants, reveals the quiet and profound presence of the delta in their lives.
The making of Day with the Delta
Written and directed by the Nisto Awasisak Memorial School youth media club. A group of students hideout in the school and come out to play after everyone has left.