Native Shorts

The Grandfather Drum

Episode 6 | 25m 4s | Video has closed captioning.

This unique animation follows the story of Naamowin's drum, a drum revered for it's healing powers by the Anishinabek of the upper Berens River. Upon the death of his grandson, Naamowin builds a healing drum given to him in a dream that can restore life. However, Christianity and government have other plans that disrupt the delicate balance between the sky-world and the underworld.

Aired: 08/19/22

Expires: 03/14/24

Rating: NR

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Native Shorts is a local public television program presented by KVCR.