Poundmaker's Lodge: A Healing Place

Poundmaker's Lodge: A Healing Place

                                Poundmaker's Lodge: A Healing Place
| 29 min
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This short documentary by Alanis Obomsawin takes us to Poundmaker's Lodge, a treatment centre in St. Albert, Alberta, that welcomes Indigenous people troubled by addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Named after a 19th-century Plains Cree chief, the centre offers a space where people can come together for mutual support, partake in healing rituals like the sweat lodge, and rediscover their traditions. The film shows the despair of a people dispossessed of land, culture, language, and dignity, and their strength and courage in overcoming substance abuse.

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  • writer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • director
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • editor
    Rita Roy
  • voice
    Brian Eyahpaise
  • camera
    Roger Rochat
  • location sound
    Raymond Marcoux
  • participant
    Roy Thomas
    Ron Nabigon
    Olivine Wood
    Rachelle Seguin
    Brian Roasting
    Jonathan Minde
  • sound editor
    Paul Demers
  • voice recording
    Christian Fortin
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • animation camera
    Pierre Landry
  • executive producer
    Andy Thomson
  • research
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • producer
    Alanis Obomsawin
    Marrin Canell
    Robert Verrall