Tsulquate

British Columbia

Tsulquate is located at the northern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia and is as far north as you can drive. The Tsulquate reserve is home to both the Gwa'Sala and 'Nakwaxda'XW people who were relocated by Indian Affairs in 1964 from their homes in Smith Inlet and Seymour Inlet.

Filmmaking mentors created films with the Tsulquate community in 2011 and 2013 around the themes of  Kwakwaka'wakw language and culture in conjunction with the feature documentary How a People Live, directed by Our World mentor Lisa Jackson. The community enjoyed making their own films so much that in March 2014 Our World conducted the first official workshop!

The Eke Me-Xi Learning Centre (established in 1997) provides educational programs in the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw community for secondary students from Tsulquate and the Port Hardy area.

The welcoming and family atmosphere at Eke Me-Xi encourages personal growth, self-worth, pride, responsibility and integrity. The program is specially designed to allow students to engage in their learning and to participate in setting their own goals and dreams in a cultural setting.  Part of the Eke Me-Xi curriculum is implementing Kwak’wala language and culture and thus Our World’s workshop fits right into these teachings.

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Reasons to Brag


2015

Mariah Walkus creator of Language won Culture & Heritage Award

Stephen George creator of How We Sea won Culture & Heritage Award

Kelly Anderson creator of Relocation won Best Documentary

Michael Regnier creator of Pick a Path won Best Scripting

Roberta Williams creator of It's Up to You won Research Award

Alex Heuman creator of One of Granny Lil's Amazing Stories won Best Animation

Ricky Johnny creator of Fun won Animation Award


Roberta Williams creator of It's Up to You won The Jury Recognition Award

Kelly Anderson creator of Relocation won The Editing Award

Alex Heuman creator of One of Granny Lil's Amazing Stories won The Jury Special Mention Award


Alex Heuman creator of One of Granny Lil's Amazing Stories won The 2015 First Prize in the 13-16 age category 


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