<html> <head> <title>Hidden North Productions - N E W S</title> <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"> <meta http-equiv="content-language" content="en-GB"> <meta http-equiv="published" content="Tue, 17 Dec 2003"> <meta http-equiv="build" content="Dec 2003"> <meta name="description" content="media production company"> <meta name="keywords" content="media film video tv television documentary documentaries first nation indigenous canada aboriginal native history residential school indian affairs oka crisis ipperwash burnt church wounded knee northern connections molin inuit embassy watchmen one heart gatekeeper marshall supreme court fishing rights treaty licence mikmac mikmag genocide annett dudley george quebec surete dakota "> </head> <body background="images/sun_grass_river" bgcolor='#222222'> <link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico"> <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css"> <table align=center width=750 background="images/Manitoba_map2.jpg" bgcolor=#666666 cellspacing=10 cellpadding=5 border=0> <!-- Hidden North logo --> <tr valign=bottom><td align=center colspan=4><br /> <a href="treaty.shtml"><img src="images/HNP_pod_logo.jpg" title="Logo: sun, grass & river - as depicted on the Treaty documents" alt="Logo: sun, grass & river - as depicted on the Treaty documents" align=left width=200 border=2></a> <a href="http://www.northernconnections.net/hidden_north.htm"><img src="images/HNP_banner.jpg" align=right title="Hidden North - banner" alt="Hidden North - banner" width=500 border="0"></a><br /><br /> </td></tr> <tr><td align=center colspan=4> <hr> </td></tr> <!-- Left column Navigation bar: Hidden North --> <tr valign=top><td align=center rowspan=21> <table> <tr><td align=center bgcolor=#444444 width=200> <p align=center> <font face=arial size=4 color=#aaaadd><b> <a href="index.shtml">Hidden North</a> <br /><br /> N E W S <br /><br /> <a href="documents.shtml">Documents</a> <br /><br /> <a href="audio.shtml">Audio</a> <br /><br /> <a href="video.shtml">Video</a> <br /><br /> <a href="stills.shtml">Still Photos</a> <br /><br /> <a href="personnel.shtml">Personnel</a> <br /><br /> <a href="links.shtml">Links</a><br /><br /> </b></font> </p> <p align=center> <hr> </p> <p align=center> <a href="http://www.northernconnections.net" target="_new"><img src="images/dancers.png" alt="Northern Connections - Manitoba" title="Northern Connections - Manitoba" border="0"></a> <br /><br /></p> <p align=center> <a href="http://www.preciousoil.com" target="_new"><img src="http://www.preciousoil.com/images/logo.jpg" width=200 alt="Precious Oil Productions - Northern Ireland" title="Precious Oil Productions - Northern Ireland" border="0"></a> <br /></p> <p align=center bgcolor="#666699"> <font size=3 color=#000000> <a href="http://www.canadaawakening.com" target="_new"><img src="http://www.canadaawakening.com/canawaklogosmall.png" align=left alt="'The Leaves ... are for the Healing of the Nations (ethnos)' - Rev. 22:2" width=50 title="'The Leaves ... are for the Healing of the Nations (ethnos)' - Rev. 22:2" border=0><b>Canada Awakening Ministries</b><br /> </font> </a></p> <p align=center> <a href="http://www.watchmen.org" target="_new"><img src="http://www.watchmen.org/images/banner2.jpg" width=200 title="Prayer initiative for Canada and the nations" alt="Prayer initiative for Canada and the nations" border=0></a> <br /></p> </td></tr> </table> </td> <!-- NEWS: main page --> <tr valign=top><th align=center colspan=3> <font size=3 color=#aaaadd><font size=6><u>N E W S</u></font> <br /><br /> [ <a href="#recenthistory">Recent History</a> ] [ <a href="#HNPnews">HNP N E W S</a> ] </font><br /> </th></tr> <!-- First Nations group supports Israel --> <tr><td align=left colspan=3> <font size=4 color=#aaaadd> <a href="http://www.cjnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=14833&Itemid=86" target="_new"><img src="http://www.bnaibrith.ca/images/clip_image002_016.jpg" width=300><br /> First Nations pastor plans Jerusalem  embassy </a> <br /> by <b>Rhonda Spivak</b>, Prairies Correspondent 2008-09-30 <br /><br /> <font size=2 color=#aaaadd> <p>WINNIPEG  An aboriginal Christian leader here has founded a new solidarity organization with Israel in honour of Israel s 60th birthday.</p> <p>Rev. Raymond McLean, the pastor of the First Nations Family Worship Centre, launched the organization, World Indigenous Nations for Israel, to galvanize support for the State of Israel.</p> <p>&quot;<i>No one in the aboriginal community has ever done this before. We will go from church to church, and I believe that within two years we can have one million people registered as members,</i>&quot; he said. The group s motto is, &quot;<i>Wherever we stand, we stand for Israel.</i>&quot;</p> <p>[ <a href="http://www.cjnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=14833&Itemid=86" target="_new"><b>Read full article</b></a> ]</font></p> <p><font size=3><a href="http://www.tisrael.org/connections/feature_article.php?fid=6329" target="_new"><b>Original Peoples, Common Interests</b></a> <br /> <font size=2>- more on Raymond McLean's 2005 visit to Israel </font></font></font><p> <hr> </td></tr> <!-- Native Protestors Reject Harper's Apology --> <tr><td align=left colspan=3> <font size=4 color=#aaaadd> <a href="http://www.hiddenfromhistory.org/RecentUpdatesampArticles/June242008NativeProtestorsRejectApology/tabid/79/Default.aspx" target="_new"><img src="http://www.hiddenfromhistory.org/Portals/0/images/VancouverJune23-08DemoSylvester400.jpg" alt="Native Protestors Reject Harper's Apology" title="Native Protestors Reject Harper's Apology"></a><br /> <h3>Native Protestors Reject Harper's Apology with their Feet </h3> Vancouver, Canada - Occupied Squamish Territory - 2008-06-24<br /> <p><font size=3>Twenty native people and their allies occupied an Indian Affairs office yesterday in downtown Vancouver to publicly reject the Canadian government's recent &lsquo;apology&rsquo; to residential school victims - and to continue to hold Canada and its churches accountable for their crimes against innocent children.</p> <p><font size=2>&quot;<i>I want Steven Harper to come down to Hastings street and see for himself if his apology has changed anything among us survivors</i>&quot;, declared Rob Morgan of the Nishga Nation, who helped lead the occupation of the office of Indian Residential Schools Resolution Canada (IRSRC).</p> <p>&quot;<i>We occupied this office a year ago, and we're back now to say that this apology is bullshit!</i>&quot; Morgan's words were echoed by other residential school survivors who flooded into the IRSRC office as reporters of the CBC and Canadian Press recorded the occupation.</font></font><p> [ <a href="http://www.hiddenfromhistory.org/RecentUpdatesampArticles/June242008NativeProtestorsRejectApology/tabid/79/Default.aspx" target="_new"><b>Read full report</b></a> ] </font></font> <hr> <br /><br /> </td></tr> <!-- Prime Minister apologises --> <tr><td align=left colspan=3> <font size=4 color=#aaaadd> <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/mrl3/8752/news/features/harper-apology-080611.wmv" target="_new"><img src="http://www.northernconnections.net/images/News/Apology.JPG" alt="Canadian Prime Minister apologises - WMV movie" title="Canadian Prime Minister apologises - WMV movie"></a><br /> Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, apologises in Ottawa House of Commons to former students of Indian Residential Schools for the past government policy of assimilation <br /><br /> [ <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/06/11/pm-statement.html?ref=rss&loomia_si=t0:a16:g2:r2:c0.117465" target="_new"><b>Prime Minister Stephen Harper's statement of apology</b></a> ] </font></font> <hr> <br /><br /> </td></tr> <tr><td align=left colspan=3> <font size=4 color=#aaaadd> <a href="http://www.northernconnections.net/the_pas_ocn_gathering.htm" target="_new"><img src="http://www.northernconnections.net/images/Leadership%20Gathering/DSC04333w.JPG"><br /> The Pas/OCN: Northern Connections&rsquo; Leadership Gathering</a> <br /> <font size=3>by <a href="http://www.northernconnections.net/about_us.htm" target="_new">Joel Molin</a> January 17th, 2006 <font size=2 color=#aaaadd> <p>Northern Connections held their first Leadership Gathering at the M&eacute;tis Hall, on the Opaskwayak Cree Nation - January 14th-15th, 2006.</p> <p>Gathering our First Nations leaders from the four directions of Manitoba, they came, drawn by the Great Spirit to represent their community and be set apart for their appointment in the land in Israel. </p> [ <a href="http://www.northernconnections.net/the_pas_ocn_gathering.htm" target="_new"><b>Read full report</b></a> ] </font></font> <hr> <br /><br /> </td></tr> <tr><td align=left colspan=3> <font size=4 color=#aaaadd> <a href="http://www.northernconnections.net/israel_2006.htm" target="_new"><img src="http://www.northernconnections.net/images/Israel%2006/DSC01220_is06.JPG"><br /> Inuit/First Nations trip to Israel - 2006</a> <br /><br /> <font size=3><a href="http://www.northernconnections.net/declaration%20.htm" target="_new">First Nations of Manitoba - Declaration</a> </font></font><hr> </td></tr> <tr><td align=left colspan=3> <font size=4 color=#aaaadd> <a href="http://www.cjnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=10746&Itemid=86" target="_new"><img src="http://www.bnaibrith.ca/images/clip_image002_017.jpg" width=300><br /> First Nations pastor plans Jerusalem  embassy </a> <br /> by <b>Myron Love</b> 2005-11-21 <br /><br /> <font size=2 color=#aaaadd> <p>WINNIPEG  In the wake of a recent visit by B&rsquo;nai Brith Canada and Israeli representatives to two First Nations communities in remote northern Manitoba, Winnipeg pastor Rev. Raymond McLean is making plans to move to Jerusalem and open a &lsquo;First Nations Embassy&rsquo; with himself as the first ambassador.</p> <p>The Ahenakew affair was the catalyst for closer relations of late between Jews and native people, said Alan Yusim, director of B&rsquo;nai Brith&rsquo;s Winnipeg office.</p> <p>After First Nations leader David Ahenakew praised Hitler to a reporter in 2002, saying the Nazi dictator &lsquo;fried&rsquo; six million Jews to prevent Jews from taking over the world, B&rsquo;nai Brith contacted Manitoba First Nations leaders and educators and arranged for a First Nations mission to Israel.</p> <p>[ <a href="http://www.cjnews.com/viewarticle.asp?id=7891 " target="_new"><b>Read full article</b></a> ]</font></p> <p><font size=3><a href="http://www.tisrael.org/connections/feature_article.php?fid=6329" target="_new"><b>Original Peoples, Common Interests</b></a> <br /> <font size=2>- more on Raymond McLean's 2005 visit to Israel </font></font></font><p> <hr> </td></tr> <tr><td align=left colspan=3> <font size=4 color=#aaaadd> <a href="http://www.watchmen.org/Media/the-gatekeepers.asp" target="_new"><img src="http://www.watchmen.org/GateKeepers/Images/hands.jpg" width=300><br /> <b>Watchmen for the Nations: One Heart Conference</b></a>, Quebec, July 2005 <br /> <font size=3>(<a href="http://www.watchmen.org/Media/the-gatekeepers.asp#Watch_clips_from_The_Gatekeepers" target="_new">video clips</a> now added)</font></font> <br /><br /> <font size=2 color=#aaaadd> <p>For over 10 years, the church in Canada has been on a journey with the Lord to remove stones of offense that healing and reconciliation may come and the church in Canada can be prepared as a dwelling place for the glory of the Lord.</p> <p>One of the key motivators of our journey is our longing to see the First Peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Mtis) healed and released to the fullness of their destiny as original gatekeepers of this land. </p> <p>[ <a href="http://www.watchmen.org/Media/the-gatekeepers.asp" target="_new"><b>Read full article</b></a> ]</p> <hr><hr> </td></tr> <tr><th align=left colspan=3><a name="recenthistory"> <font size=5 color=#aaaadd><b>Recent History</b> <font size=3>[ <a href="#top"><b>Top</b></a> ] </font></font><hr> </th></tr> <!-- Burnt Church, 1999-2001 --> <tr><td align=left colspan=3> <font size=4 color=#aaaadd> <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/fishing/marshall.html" target="_new"><img src="http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/fishing/gfx/marshall.jpg" title="Donald Marshall" alt="Donald Marshall"><br /> Supreme Court: The Marshall decision</a> <br /> <font size=2>background to the Burnt Church, New Brunswick, dispute (CBC News) <p>On Sept. 17, 1999, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the native fishing rights of Donald Marshall, a Mi&rsquo;kmaq who had been charged with fishing eels out of season, fishing without a licence, and fishing with an illegal net ...</p> <p>The Supreme Court agreed. It stated in its decision that &quot;& nothing less would uphold the honour and integrity of the Crown in its dealings with the Mi'kmaq people to secure their peace and friendship& &quot;</p> <p>But the Marshall decision caused chaos as parties on all sides of the debate interpreted the ruling differently.</font></p> <font size=4><a href="http://cbc.ca/clips/ram-lo/graham_burntnat000921.ram" target="_new">Burnt Church Reaction to Ultimatum</a> <br /> <font size=2><b>Laurie Graham</b>, CBC (Sep 22, 2000) [ <a href="http://cbc.ca/clips/ram-lo/graham_burntnat000921.ram" target="_new">Watch the .ram movie</a> ]</font></font><hr> </td></tr> <!-- Genocide in Canada --> <tr><td align=left colspan=3> <font size=4 color=#aaaadd> <a href="http://www.hiddenfromhistory.org/" target="_new"><img src="http://www.hiddenfromhistory.org/Portals/0/images/VancouverJune23-08DemoSylvester400.jpg"><br /> Genocide in Canada</a> - First Story, (CTV)<br /> <font size=3>(with Kevin Annett) <b><br /><br /> [ <a href="http://www.hiddenfromhistory.org/" target="_new">Watch Quicktime movie (.mov)</a> ]</b></font><hr> </td></tr> <!-- Ipperwash, ON, 1995 --> <tr><td align=left colspan=3> <font size=4 color=#aaaadd> <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/ipperwash/" target="_new"><img src="http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/ipperwash/gfx/titlephoto.jpg" width=400 title="Dudley George" alt="Dudley George"><br /> Ipperwash, Ontario (1995)</a><br /> <font size=2 color=#aaaadd> - death of Dudley George at the hands of the Ontario Provincial Police <p>In September 1995, a half-century-old native land claim dispute exploded in Ontario's Provincial Park and left protester Dudley George dead. </p> [ <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/ipperwash/" target="_new"><b>Read full story</b></a> ] [ <a href=#top"><b>Top</b></a> ] </font></font><hr> </td></tr> <!-- The Oka crisis --> <tr><td align=left colspan=3> <font size=3 color=#aaaadd> <a href="http://archives.cbc.ca/IDCC-1-71-99-586/conflict_war/oka/" target="_new"><img src="http://archives.cbc.ca/photos/med/en/oka/oka_41_br_en.jpg" width=200><br /> The Oka crisis, Quebec, 1990</a> <br /> (several clips: 1990-2000) <b>.wmv</b><br /> <font size=2> 78 day siege by Canadian Army, one policeman dies (CBC News)</font></font><hr> </td></tr> <!-- Wounded Knee, S. Dakota, 1973 --> <tr><td align=left colspan=3> <font size=4 color=#aaaadd> <a href="http://msnbc.com/onair/msnbc/TimeandAgain/archive/wknee/1973.asp?cp1=1" target="_new"><img src="http://msnbc.com/onair/msnbc/TimeandAgain/archive/wknee/images/russel.jpg" width=150 title="Protest led by AIM leader, Russell Means" alt="Protest led by AIM leader, Russell Means"><br /> Wounded Knee, South Dakota (1973)</a><font size=3 color=#aaaadd> <br /> <font size=2> 71-day seige by US military - two dead! <p>On Feb. 27, 1973, a group called the American Indian Movement (AIM) seized control of Wounded Knee. Led by AIM leader Russell Means, the occupation began to protest the reservation&rsquo;s officially sanctioned government under the leadership of Dickie Wilson. Two people were killed during the 71-day occupation, 12 were wounded, including two marshals, and nearly 1,200 were arrested. Inspired by the civil rights movement of the 1960&rsquo;s, AIM put the issue of Native American rights into the national spotlight. </p></font></font><hr><hr> </td></tr> <tr><th align=left colspan=3><a name="HNPnews"> <font size=5 color=#aaaadd><b>Hidden North Productions - N E W S</b> <font size=3>[ <a href="#top"><b>Top</b></a> ] </font></font><hr> </th></tr> <tr><th align=left colspan=3> <font size=3 color=#aaaadd>2007-04-06: <a href="http://www.preciousoil.com" target="_new"><b>Precious Oil Productions Ltd</b></a> film crew travel to Manitoba, (Winnipeg, Pukatawagan and The Pas), for two weeks, to complete location filming of <i><b>Broken Treaties</b></i> documentary <br /> <font size=2>Camera, transport and accommodation supplied by our sister company, <i><b>Hidden North Productions</b></i></font></font><hr> </th></tr> <tr><th align=left colspan=3> <font size=3 color=#aaaadd>2005-11-15: <a href="http://www.preciousoil.com" target="_new"><b>Precious Oil Productions Ltd</b></a> set up as a Limited Company in UK<br /> <font size=2></font></font><hr> </th></tr> <tr><th align=left colspan=3> <font size=3 color=#aaaadd>2005-10-21: <i><b>Broken Treaties </b></i>documentary offered CAN$45.000 funding, (to <a href="http://www.preciousoil.com" target="_new"><b>Precious Oil Productions Ltd</b></a>)<br /> <font size=2></font></font><hr> </th></tr> <tr><th align=left colspan=3> <img src="http://www.hiddennorth.org/images/HNP_pod_logo.jpg" width=200><br /> <font size=3 color=#aaaadd>2005-10-21: <i><b>Hidden North Productions</b></i> domain, website and mailing list launched<br /> <font size=2></font></font><hr> </th></tr> <tr><th align=left colspan=3> <img src="http://ws.sel.sony.com/PIPWebServices/RetrievePublicAsset/StepID/SEL-asset-70646/370x251" width=200><br /> <font size=3 color=#aaaadd>2005-09-28: <i><b>Hidden North Productions</b></i> purchase <i><b>Sony HDV Z1E</b></i> professional Video camcorder from <b>Advance</b>, Winnipeg<br /> <font size=2>Colby and Raymond start filming for <i><b>Broken Treaties </b></i>documentary in Pukatawagan, The Pas and Winnipeg</font></font><hr> </th></tr> <tr><td align=center colspan=4> <hr> </td></tr> <!-- Navigation bar: Hidden North --> <tr><td align=center colspan=4 bgcolor=#444444> <font size=4 color=#aaaadd><b> <a href="index.shtml">Hidden North</a> | N E W S | <a href="documents.shtml">Documents</a> | <a href="audio.shtml">Audio</a> <br /> <a href="video.shtml">Video</a> | <a href="stills.shtml">Still Photos</a> | <a href="personnel.shtml">Personnel</a> | <a href="links.shtml">Links</a></b> </font> </td></tr> <!-- Start of StatCounter Code --> <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript"> var sc_project=2019103; var sc_invisible=1; var sc_partition=18; var sc_security="79c17688"; </script> <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" src="http://www.statcounter.com/counter/counter.js"></script><noscript><a href="http://www.statcounter.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://c19.statcounter.com/counter.php?sc_project=2019103&java=0&security=79c17688&invisible=1" alt="html hit counter" border="0"></a> </noscript> <!-- End of StatCounter Code --> </body> </html>