Project Description

Nogdawindamin

In 2017 we were approached by Nogdawindamin to produce a video documentary profiling and commemorating the agencies journey to designation as a child welfare authority. 
We attended and captured several internal meetings and planning sessions held by the agency in preparation for their designation as a child welfare authority.  We also conducted a series of interviews with their directors, board members, resident Elders, child welfare workers, and foster parents. 
We then produced original soundtracking in our partner sound studio “Analog Without Borders” with local Anishinaabe musician Steven Baranyai.  From the materials we captured we edited a twenty-five minute long documentary.
PROJECT ELEMENTS

Video Production, Audio Production, Original Sound Tracking

DEVELOPMENT STAGE

Completed July 2017

Nogdawindamin

Since Nogdawindamin’s inception in 1987, and its incorporation in 1990, the Agency has been dedicated to maintaining and improving a high quality of child welfare services delivered to the members of the 7 North Shore First Nation communites, both on and off reserve within the district of Algoma and Sudbury, and the other Aboriginal population within the district of Algoma. 

In 2010, a directive from the NSTC Chiefs was given in to Nogdawindamin to achieve designation as a full child welfare authority under the Child and Family Services Act 1990 by the year 2016.  This was achieved on April 1st 2017.

We were approached by Nogdawindamin to produce a video documentary profiling and commemerating the agencies journey to designation as a child welfare authority.

PROJECT ELEMENTS

Video Production, Audio Production, Original Sound Tracking

DEVELOPMENT STAGE

Completed July 2017

The Nogdawindamin “Journey To Designation” Video Documentary

Since Nogdawindamin’s inception in 1987, and its incorporation in 1990, the Agency has been dedicated to maintaining and improving a high quality of child welfare services delivered to the members of the 7 North Shore First Nation communites, both on and off reserve within the district of Algoma and Sudbury, and the other Aboriginal population within the district of Algoma. 
In 2010, a directive from the NSTC Chiefs was given to Nogdawindamin to achieve designation as a full child welfare authority under the Child and Family Services Act 1990 by the year 2016.  This was achieved on April 1st 2017.
It was a great privilege to us to document these historic steps for the agency.  The following clips are from our documentary “Journey To Designation”.

The Elders

At the time of this interview, both Willie Pine and Emma Meawasige were actively serving on the Elders Advisory Committee at Nogdawindamin.  The agency believes strongly in the Elders traditional roles within communities as being sacred and seeks to have them inform policy and get involved directly with family services where possible.

Shkaabewis

Our favourite piece of the project, Steven’s words in his interview resonate as powerfully as his musical performance we captured in studio.

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