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An Innu Documentary Presents A Youth Learders Meeting in Uapishka

// Wapikoni

Wapikoni’s audiovisual services to shoot a documentary short on contemporary land occupation issues. Commissioned by Mashteuiatsh, Essipit and Pessamit, three local G7 Summit Innu partner communities, the tentatively entitled "Rencontre au sommet Uapishka (Uapishka Summit Meeting)" film will follow seven young Innus as they meet at the top of Uapishka mountains, deep in the Nitassinan territory to discuss current issues but also explore solutions. 

A Wapikoni audiovisual services crew lead by Innu filmmaker Jani Kaltush-Bellefleur will document a meeting of seven young Innu minds from Mashteuiatsh, Essipit and Pessamit, at Uapishka Station by the Manicouagan Reservoir and the Uapishka (Groulx) mountains on Quebec’s Côte-Nord; an Innu G7 Summit, if you will that, will run parallel to the June 2018 G7 Summit in Charlevoix. 

Chosen for their interest in issues affecting their nation, the young participants are all very active within their own communities. During this summit meeting, they’ll engage in various activities lead by scientists, elders and Uapishka Station personnel to draw inspiration from the station’s scientific initiatives and traditional knowledge. 

Delve into the fruitful gathering experienced by our protagonists as this documentary short will take you on a journey to the Innu’s vast and marvelous heartland where promising Indigenous endeavours offer hope to the young and future generations. 

Coming this fall!