Transcript: Corrine Nabigon | Nov 14, 1990

(music plays)

The opening sequence begins.
Fast clips show the daybreak on a lake, birds flying in the sky, and a house covered with snow.

A song says TALK TO ME, SO I CAN HEAR
YOUR VOICE LIKE A LAKE
SO DEEP AND CLEAR
SOARING THROUGH THE
TOPS OF THE TREES,
DANCING BY MY WINDOW
LIKE A WIND BLOWING THROUGH
MY DOOR, DISTANT VOICES,
DISTANT VOICES
DISTANT VOICES
DISTANT VOICES

Corrine Nabigon is in her early forties with long black hair. She wears glasses, long earrings, red necklace and blue shirt.

Corrine says MY
FATHER WOULD GET UP
VERY EARLY IN THE MORNINGS
AND WOULD BE GONE
ALL DAY ON THE
TRAP LINE.
AND WHEN HE WOULD RETURN,
HE WOULD BRING BACK
HIS FURS AND MY
MOTHER AND FATHER
WOULD SIT AND
SKIN THE FURS.

A caption appears on screen. It reads "Corrine Nabigon. Health Worker."

A black and white picture shows Corrine’s father holding a fur in the snow.

Corrine continues AND I CAN REMEMBER SITTING
THERE WATCHING FOR HOURS
WATCHING MY PARENTS
WORK WITH THE FURS.
AND THAT TO ME, WAS REALLY
A BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE.

[loon calling]
The title of the show appears in yellow letters. It reads "Distant Voices, with Eva Solomon, CSJ."

Eva is in her mid-forties, with long curly brown hair. She sits by a desk in the corner of a living room. There's a window behind her. She wears glasses, black trousers and a green jacket.

Eva says AS A YOUNG 18 YEAR-OLD,
CORRINE NABIGON
HAD THE DETERMINATION
TO EXPLORE CANADA
AND THE UNITED STATES.
SHE CREDITS HER FREEDOM
TO CARRY OUT THESE
TRAVELS TO HER CHILDHOOD
ON THE TRAP LINE.
IT WAS A SECURE PLACE
WHERE TOGETHERNESS,
WITH HER PARENTS AND 11
OTHER BROTHERS AND SISTERS,
GAVE THEM THE SENSE
THAT THEIR LIVES
WERE THEIR OWN
RESPONSIBILITY.
IN THE SUMMER TIME, THE
FAMILY RETURNED
TO THE MOBERT RESERVE BUT
FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR,
THEY STAYED IN THE BUSH
LIVING OFF THE LAND.
THE EDUCATION SHE RECEIVED
THERE WAS MUCH BROADER
THAN ANY OFFERED BY THE
PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.
IF SHE AND HER BROTHERS
AND SISTERS WERE GOING TO
HAVE FUN, THEY HAD TO
CREATE IT THEMSELVES.
THERE WAS NOWHERE ELSE TO
ESCAPE TO AND TO CORRINE,
THAT MEANT
INCREDIBLE FREEDOM.

Corrine says IT WAS REALLY
BEAUTIFUL.
AND WHY I SAY THAT, IS
BECAUSE WE WERE TOGETHER
AS A FAMILY.
WE HAD A VERY
STRONG FAMILY UNIT.
AND ACROSS THE WAY, MY
UNCLE AND MY AUNT LIVED
THERE WITH THEIR
THREE CHILDREN.
SO, WE GREW UP TOGETHER
AND WE DID EVERYTHING
TOGETHER AS CHILDREN.
MY MOTHER MADE ALL
OUR CLOTHING;
EVERYTHING THAT WE WORE.
SHE TAUGHT ME
COMFORT, QUALITY...
BECAUSE AS CHILDREN,
AS A YOUNG PERSON,
WE WERE RAISED IN THE
TRADITIONAL WAY.
WE WERE IN OUR
TIKINAGANS,
WE WERE IN
THE MOSS BAGS.
AND TO ME, AS I GREW UP,
I WAS THINKING ABOUT
THE CRADLEBOARD AND
HOW WE AS CHILDREN
ARE PUT INTO THE
CRADLE.
WHAT IT DID, IT TAUGHT ME
TO VISUALLY SEE EVERYTHING
THAT WAS AROUND ME AND TO
STUDY THINGS IN DETAIL.
IT ALSO TAUGHT ME HOW TO
LISTEN, TO OBSERVE AND TO SEE
WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN
MY EXTERIOR WORLD.
BESIDES THAT, IT
KEPT ME COMFORTABLE,
IT KEPT ME SAFE,
IT KEPT ME WARM.
BECAUSE IN THE CRADLEBOARD,
WE HAVE FLANNELETTE
NEXT TO OUR SKIN.
WE DIDN'T HAVE PLASTIC,
WE DIDN'T HAVE
ANYTHING SYNTHETIC.
I GREW UP WITH MATERIAL
THAT WAS PURE.
AND TO ME, WHEN I WAS
LIVING IN THE CITY
AS A YOUNG PERSON, I USED
TO HEAR THE BABIES CRYING
AT NIGHT AND I USED TO THINK
THOSE POOR BABIES, EH?
LIKE WE NEVER HAD
THAT IN OUR HOME.
LIKE IMMEDIATELY WHEN
THE CHILD CRIED,
LIKE THEIR NEEDS
WERE ADDRESSED.
AND I COULD HEAR
THE BABIES CRYING,
ESPECIALLY WHEN
THEY'RE TEETHING.
LIKE WITH US, WE HAD OUR
MEME, YOU'D PUT THE BABY
IN THERE AND YOU KNOW,
YOU'D FIGURE OUT
WHAT'S WRONG
WITH THEM, EH?
AND TAKE CARE OF THEM.
MY JOB WAS CLEANING.
I WAS THE
CLEANING LADY.
[laughing]
AND MY MOTHER WAS VERY
PARTICULAR ABOUT
HAVING A CLEAN HOUSE.
AND I REMEMBER THIS ONE
TIME AND ALL THE KIDS
WOULD BE OUT PLAYING AND I
WANTED TO GO OUT AND PLAY TOO.
I COULD HEAR THEM,
EH, HAVING LOTS OF FUN.
SO I JUST HURRIED UP THE
FIRST TIME I DID IT,
I JUST HURRY UP AND I
DID IT REAL FAST, EH?
AND I WENT OH, GOOD,
I'M FINISHED NOW.
AND I'M REAL
HAPPY, EH?
[laughing]
SO, I GO OUT AND ALL OF A
SUDDEN I HEAR MY MOTHER
CALLING ME BACK,
EH, TO COME IN.
SO I CAME IN AND I WAS
STANDING THERE REALLY
QUITE SURPRISED EH,
SHE CALLED ME BACK.
BECAUSE I'M SO PROUD
OF THIS FACT
THAT I DID THIS JOB.
SO, SHE SAYS TO ME, GET
THAT PAIL, YOU KNOW,
THE FLOOR PAIL THAT WE
USED TO SCRUB THE FLOOR.
SHE SAID PUT WATER IN
IT AGAIN, SHE SAID.
SO, I DID.
SO, I'M STANDING THERE
AND SHE GIVES ME
THE SCRUB BRUSH AND THE
CLOTH AND SHE SAYS, OKAY,
GO BACK OVER THERE AND
GET STARTED AGAIN,
SHE SAID, EH.
I SAID, I JUST
DID THAT!
I SAYS TO HER, SHE SAYS,
NO, YOU HAVE TO DO IT
AGAIN, YOU
DIDN'T DO IT RIGHT.
SO, I WAS, GEE, NEVER
ANSWERED YOUR MOTHER BACK.
SO, I'M THERE BUSY BEING
UPSET DOING THE FLOOR AGAIN.
AND SHE CAME BY ME AFTER I
WAS HALFWAY FINISHED, EH.
AND SHE SAID TO ME, SHE
SAID, NOW YOU KNOW.
SHE SAID, I'M ONLY GOING
TO TELL YOU THIS ONE TIME.
SHE SAID, WHENEVER YOU
DO A JOB, SHE SAYS,
YOU HAVE TO DO
IT RIGHT.
SHE SAYS, THE FIRST TIME
BECAUSE IF YOU'RE
NOT GOING TO DO IT
RIGHT SHE SAID,
DON'T BOTHER DOING IT.
AND I ALWAYS
REMEMBERED THAT LESSON
THAT SHE TAUGHT ME.
SO, I THANK HER
TODAY FOR THAT.

Old pictures show Corrine’s childhood years and her mother standing outdoors.

Corrine continues MY MOTHER TAUGHT MY OLDER
BROTHERS AND SISTERS,
I WAS TOO YOUNG THEN,
AND HOW SHE DID IT,
SHE DID IT THROUGH
CORRESPONDENCE LESSONS.
SO, I CAN REMEMBER MY
OLDER BROTHERS SITTING THERE
DOING THEIR HOMEWORK,
DOING THEIR LESSONS.
AND THAT'S HOW THEY GOT
THEIR EARLIER PART
OF THEIR EDUCATION.
IN ADDITION TO THAT, THE
ONLY STATION THAT WE GOT
WAS CBC IN THE BUSH AND WE
HAD A LITTLE RADIO THEN.
AND MY MOTHER REALLY
ENJOYED MUSIC.
SO, I WAS REARED ON
CLASSICAL MUSIC.
AND MY BROTHER, MY
THIRD OLDEST BROTHER,
HE LEARNED TO
PLAY GUITAR.
AND HE LEARNED CLASSICAL
GUITAR ON THE TRAP LINE.
AND HE PLAYED VERY,
VERY, VERY WELL.

Eva says FOR SOME PEOPLE,
GOING TO BOARDING SCHOOL
WAS VERY HARD AND THAT WAS PART
OF YOUR EXPERIENCE AS WELL,
AND I WONDERED
HOW YOU SAW THAT?

Eva smiles.

Corrine says WELL, THE WAY I
SAW THAT IS THIS WAY,
THE MOMENT THAT DOOR
SHUT BEHIND ME...
MY FREEDOM WAS GONE.
AND THAT'S THE WAY I SAW
THE BOARDING SCHOOL SYSTEM.
I HAD NO MORE FREEDOM.
AND WHAT I MEAN BY LIKE
THE FREEDOM PART,
WAS WHEN YOU'RE AT HOME, LIKE
LIVING ON THE RESERVE, EH?
BEING IN THE BUSH.
AT ANY TIME THAT YOU FEEL
THAT YOU NEED TO ENERGIZE
YOURSELF, YOU'RE FREE TO
GO DOWN AND SIT BY THE LAKE,
YOU'RE FREE TO GO
AND LAY IN THE GRASS
AND HAVE THE SUN
SHINE ON YOU.
YOU'RE FREE TO
GO FOR A WALK,
YOU'RE FREE TO LAY IN THE
SNOW AND MAKE ANGELS.
[laughing]
REMEMBER MAKING
ANGELS, YEAH?
YOU COULD JUST LAY IN
THE SNOW AND WATCH
THE SNOW COME DOWN.
YOU CAN LAY THERE FOR AN
HOUR IF YOU WANT, EH?
AND TO BE WITH THE
TREES AND THE THINGS
THAT ARE SO CLOSE
TO YOU.

Snow falls in the woods.

Eva says HOW OLD WERE YOU?

Corrine says OH, MUST'VE
BEEN ABOUT EIGHT.
YEAH.
I THOUGHT MY WORLD
HAD COME TO AN END.
[laughing]
AND I DIDN'T
UNDERSTAND.
I'D NEVER SEEN A NUN,
LIKE YOU KNOW,
SISTERS BEFORE.
THEN WE USED TO
CALL THEM NUNS, EH?
I NEVER SAW THAT
BEFORE, I JUST FOUND IT
WAS SO ALIEN AND SO
STRANGE, YOU KNOW?
TO BE THERE.
I'D NEVER SEEN
BEND-DOWN STEPS.
LIKE WE USED TO HAVE THOSE
STEPS TO GO UP AND DOWN,
YOU HAD DIFFERENT LEVELS.
AND I NEVER SAW
SO MANY BEDS, EH?
LIKE IN THE ALCOVES AND IT
WAS REALLY FRIGHTENING.
IT WAS VERY
SCARY, EH?
SO, I THOUGHT, OH,
THIS IS THE END OF
ME FOR SURE.
[laughing]
BUT THEN ONCE I THOUGHT
WELL, I'M HERE NOW
AND MY PARENTS ARE GONE,
YOU KNOW, I THOUGHT WELL,
I'D BETTER TRY TO
FIGURE IT OUT, EH?
AS FAST AS I CAN.
SO, I TRIED VERY HARD
TO PICK UP LIKE
WHEN THEY WERE TEACHING
ME AND THAT, YOU KNOW?
AND LISTEN AND
ALL THAT, EH?
EDUCATIONALLY, I FOUND
IT WAS VERY GOOD.
AS FAR AS THE
TEACHING PART OF IT.

The caption changes to "In Canada 37.2 percent of Registered (Status) Indians have less than grade 9 education as compared to 17.1 percent of the general population."

(guitar music plays)
A clip shows adults and children playing in a park.

Corrine says THE FOOD WAS DIFFERENT.
[laughing]

Eva says NO WILD MEAT?

Corrine says NO.
AND I DIDN'T REALLY CARE
TOO MUCH FOR IT TOO
BECAUSE THEY WOULDN'T
LET US ASSOCIATE
WITH EACH OTHER,
YOU KNOW?
AND SPEAK OUR LANGUAGE
AND THINGS LIKE THAT.
SO, THERE'S A LOT OF, I
THOUGHT, CRUELTY, EH?
TOWARDS US AS NATIVE
PEOPLE IN THAT SCHOOL.
AND THEN WE COULDN'T,
IF WE HAD OUR COUSINS
OR BROTHERS ON THE OTHER
SIDE, WE COULDN'T EVEN
GO AND TALK TO THEM.
IT WAS A COMPLETE
BREAKDOWN,
AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED,
OF THE FAMILY UNIT.
AND THAT'S THE WAY I'VE
COME TO SEE IT
AND UNDERSTAND IT.

A black and white picture of children standing by a car while a man takes a look at it appears.

Eva says IN HER TRAVELS
AROUND THIS CONTINENT,
CORRINE SOUGHT OUT THE
ELDERS OF VARIOUS ETHNIC
COMMUNITIES AND ASKED TO
HEAR THEIR STORIES,
STORIES THAT REFLECTED
MANY DIFFERENT
CUSTOMS AND ATTITUDES.
TODAY, CORRINE WORKS
WITH THE NATIVE DIABETES
PROGRAM INCORPORATING IN
HER TEACHING METHOD
SOME OF THE TRADITIONAL
CONCEPTS OF THE NATIVE PEOPLE.
SHE HAS WORKED IN MANY OTHER
AREAS OF NATIVE CONCERN,
INCLUDING CHILD
AND FAMILY SERVICES
AND CO-OP HOUSING
IN THUNDER BAY.
SHE CONTINUES TO STAY OPEN
TO THE WORLD AROUND HER
BECAUSE SHE FEELS STRONG
AND CONFIDENT
IN THE TRADITIONAL VALUES
SHE LEARNED AS A CHILD
FROM HER EXPERIENCE WITH HER
FAMILY IN THE WILDERNESS.

Corrine says I WAS 18 THEN AND
HAD COME OUT OF ST. MARY'S
BUSINESS COLLEGE
IN NORTH BAY
WHERE I ATTENDED
FOR TWO YEARS.
AND WHAT WE HAVE TO
REMEMBER HERE, IS THAT
IN WHITE RIVER, WE DIDN'T
HAVE THE TRANS CANADA
HIGHWAY BACK THEN.
SO, IT WAS LIKE
A RAILWAY TOWN.
AND FROM THAT SCHOOL,
I WENT TO ST. MARY'S.
THEN, I WAS 17
GOING ON 18 AND...
THERE WAS SOME KIND OF
TESTING OR SOMETHING BEING
DONE AT PARLIAMENT IN
TORONTO AT QUEEN'S PARK.
SO, I GUESS THEY DECIDED
TO CHECK OUT THESE
BUSINESS COLLEGES TO
SEE WHERE PEOPLE
WERE ACADEMICALLY.
SO, LO AND BEHOLD, THREE
OF US NATIVE LADIES
GOT CHOSEN TO GO TO THIS
DO BIG TEST OR EXAM
OR WHATEVER IT WAS.
AND WE WENT AND
THERE WERE, I DON'T KNOW,
ABOUT A HUNDRED OR I
FORGET HOW MANY APPLICANTS
WERE DOING THIS
EXAMINATION.
ANYWAY, WE SCORED VERY,
VERY HIGH; WE WERE TOP,
I WOULD SAY, FIVE.
SO, OF COURSE
WE GOT JOBS, EH,
OUT OF THIS DEAL.
SO, THEY ASKED US LIKE
WHERE WE WANTED TO WORK.
SO, WE DIDN'T KNOW WHERE
WE WANTED TO WORK.
IT WAS PROVINCIAL
GOVERNMENT ANYWAY, SO.
SO, WE SAID, OKAY,
WE'LL TAKE JOBS,
THE THREE OF US
DECIDED WE WOULD.
SO, OFF WE GO
TO TORONTO, EH?
AND THE PLACE THAT I
WORKED, THEY HAD PEOPLE
COMING ACROSS FROM THE
OTHER COUNTRY, EH?
FROM EUROPE.
SO, THERE I MET PEOPLE
FROM ENGLAND, FROM SCOTLAND,
FROM WALES,
INDIA, AND ESTONIA.
AND A NUMBER OF OTHER
COUNTRIES, HOLLAND.
AND WHAT HAPPENED WAS
AS WE BEGAN TO KNOW
EACH OTHER, THEY WOULD
INVITE THEIR ELDERS.
OF COURSE, THEIR ELDERS
OR THEIR PARENTS WOULD
NATURALLY COME TO VISIT AT
SOME POINT IN TIME ANYWAY,
I STAYED THERE FOR
FIVE YEARS WORKING
WITH THIS OFFICE.
SO, THEY GOT TO KNOW ME
AND BEGAN TO UNDERSTAND
WHAT IT WAS THAT
I WAS LOOKING FOR.
AND I JUST WANTED TO BE
WITH ELDERS AND TALK
TO ELDERS BECAUSE ELDERS
HAVE SO MUCH WISDOM
AND CAN GIVE YOU SO
MUCH DIRECTION.
SO, THEY WOULD INVITE
THEIR ELDERS
FROM THEIR COUNTRIES
TO COME TO CANADA.
AND WHEN THEIR ELDERS
ARRIVED, THEY WOULD HAVE
FEASTS IN THEIR WAYS
SO I WAS INVITED
TO LOTS OF FEASTS.
[laughing]
AND GOT TO EAT A LOT OF
TRADITIONAL FOODS FROM
DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AND
GOT TO SPEAK TO ELDERS
AND, OF COURSE, THEY WOULD
SPEAK THEIR OWN LANGUAGES
AND THEIR CHILDREN WOULD
INTERPRET FOR THEM.
SO, IT WAS A VERY
BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE.
THEN I WENT ON FURTHER
AND WENT TO CALIFORNIA
WHERE I LIVED FOR SEVERAL
YEARS AND GOT TO MEET PEOPLE
FROM THE PHILIPPINES,
MEXICO, LIKE SPANISH PEOPLE
AND A NUMBER OF PEOPLE.
AND THEY REALIZED WHERE I
WAS FROM AND WHERE I WAS BORN
AND THEY WOULD OPEN THEIR
DOORS AND THEIR HOMES TO ME
AND I WOULD BE
ABLE TO GO AND VISIT
AND BE WITH THEM WHENEVER
I FELT THAT FEELING
THAT I WANTED TO
BE WITH PEOPLE.
I TRAVELLED ALONE, I
DIDN'T TRAVEL WITH ANYONE.
AND IT WAS DIFFICULT.
BUT, I ALREADY KNEW WHAT
LONELINESS WAS
BECAUSE I EXPERIENCED THAT
AT A VERY YOUNG AGE.
SO, I DIDN'T HAVE TOO MUCH
DIFFICULTIES WITH THAT.
BUT WHAT I DID, WHEN
I STARTED LOSING IT,
WHEREVER I WAS.
I'D GO AND FIND MYSELF
WHAT I CALLED, MY SPOT.
AND WHEN I WAS IN CALIFORNIA,
IN SAN FRANCISCO
PARTICULARLY, I WOULD GO
OUT TO THE OCEAN AND WALK UP
THE CLIFF AREA AND I
FOUND THIS SPOT THAT
WAS LIKE A CIRCLE AND THE
TREES WERE JUST OVER
LIKE THIS AND THAT'S WHERE
I WOULD GO AND SIT AND
MEDITATE AND BE ONE
AGAIN WITH THE CREATOR.
I FEEL THAT WAY AND WHEN
I DO, I FIND THAT SPOT
THAT'S MINE WHERE I CAN
GO AND BE BY MYSELF.
AND THAT FEELING COMES
FROM WHEN I WAS VERY YOUNG,
LIKE WHEN I WAS ON THE
TRAP LINE AND
I GOT TO KNOW
WHAT THAT WAS.
PRESENTLY, WHAT I'M
DOING IS I'M WORKING ON
A DIABETES PROJECT AND
I'M WORKING WITH
TEN COMMUNITIES IN
NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO.
HALF OF THEM BEING
FLY-IN COMMUNITIES.
AND IT'S THE FIRST TIME
THAT I'VE ACCEPTED
A POSITION IN THE
HEALTH AREA.
IT'S A TWO-YEAR CONTRACT
THAT I'M WORKING ON
AND I'M INTO MY
SECOND YEAR NOW.
INITIALLY, WHEN I WAS
APPROACHED TO TAKE
THIS PROJECT I WAS
HESITANT BECAUSE OF
THE TRAVEL INVOLVED.
BUT THEN, I GOT TO
THINKING ABOUT MY VISION
AND THAT WAS BEING ABLE
TO SERVICE OR SHARE,
I SHOULD SAY, MY
KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION
THAT I'VE GATHERED
THROUGHOUT THE YEARS
WITH OTHER NATIVE PEOPLE.
THAT IS TO IDENTIFY
WITH YOURSELF...

Corrine talks to a group of people sitting in a circle.

The caption changes to "Dream your passion. Fly away. Go through the hoop of your innermost fears and desires. Meet them and conquer them. Agnes Whistling Elk."

Eva says WE TALK OF THE
WESTERN DIRECTION
AS BEING THE DIRECTION
FOR TEACHINGS.
THE TEACHINGS THAT WE
RECEIVE FROM THOSE
WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE US
AND THE WAY TO WALK
THE JOURNEY OF LIFE
AND THAT...
BEFORE WE DIE, WE WANT TO
BE ABLE TO HAVE A SUNSET;
SOMETHING OF BEAUTY FOR
OTHERS TO REMEMBER.
IF THAT WAS FOR YOU TODAY,
WHAT WOULD YOUR SUNSET BE
THAT WOULD WANT OTHERS
TO REMEMBER YOU BY?
THE MARK OF
BEAUTY FOR LIFE?

Corrine says I NEVER REALLY
THOUGHT ABOUT THAT.
[laughing]
I NEVER, EVER THOUGHT OF
LEAVING A MARK ANYWHERE.
[laughing]
IT NEVER, I REALLY NEVER
GAVE THAT ANY THOUGHT.
BUT WHAT I...
THE WAY I LOOK
AT WHAT I DO,
IS THAT IF I CAN MAKE
ONE CHILD SMILE,
THAT, TO ME,
IS HAPPINESS.
IF I CAN MAKE ONE CHILD'S
LIFE A BETTER PLACE TODAY,
THAT IS HAPPINESS
FOR ME.
AND ALSO, WHAT I HOPE
WILL HAPPEN WITH THE TWO
CHILDREN THAT HAVE
BEEN GIFTED TO ME,
IS THAT I CAN TRANSFER
SOME OF MY KNOWLEDGE
TO THESE TWO CHILDREN
AND THEY, IN TURN,
CAN CONTINUE THE
PROCESS.
IN ORDER THAT WE,
AS NATIVE PEOPLE,
CAN AGAIN BE A
STRONG NATION.
THAT IS WHAT
MY VISION IS.

Eva says I HAVE A SAYING,
THAT WHEN YOUR BLOOD
IS IN THE BUSH, YOU
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT IT.
EIGHT YEARS AGO, CORRINE
OBEYED A CHILDHOOD PROMISE
SHE MADE TO HERSELF TO
RETURN TO HER OWN AREA
TO WORK WITH THE
NATIVE PEOPLE.
SHE KEPT THE EXPERIENCE OF
HER CHILDHOOD IN HER HEART
ALL THE WHILE SHE WORKED
IN PLACES AS FAR AWAY
AS SOUTHERN ONTARIO,
MICHIGAN AND CALIFORNIA.
BUT WHEN SHE WAS ASKED TO
WORK WITH NATIVE PEOPLE
ELSEWHERE, SHE KNEW IT WAS
TIME TO COME BACK
TO THE PROBLEMS AND THE BEAUTY
OF THIS PART OF THE WORLD.
THE DISTANT VOICES CALLING
HER HOME HAVE ALWAYS BEEN
WITHIN HER HEART
AND BY RETURNING,
SHE HONOURS THEM AS WELL
AS THE PLACE OF HER BIRTH.

Fast clips show a factory, cabins and city traffic.

(music plays)
The end credits roll.

Produced and directed by Jim Hanley.

Photographed by Mark Mackay.

Co-produced by Jim Hyder.

Editorial consultant, Elinor Barr.

Interviews by Eva Solomon and Jim Hyder.

Associate producer, Dan Robinson.

Writer, Patricia Michael.

Post production supervision, Steven G Strachan.

Editor, Patrick Malone.

Assistant editor, Keith Singer.

Technical director- Sound recordist, Rob Sim.

Camera equipment, Sim Video.

Aerial and additional photography, Mark MacKay.

Location manager, Ron Macey.

Location construction, Bill Kelly, Larry Wright.

Stills photography, Dan Robinson.

Production Assistants, Shelley Klinck, Rhonda Kara Hanah.

Title theme composed and performed by Rodney Brown.

Closing theme and additional music, Mark Seagully.

A co-production of TVOntario and Sleeping Giant Productions.

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Copyright 1990, TVOntario and Sleeping Giant Productions.

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