the learning path
Native control of education is explored in THE LEARNING PATH. Director Todd, a Metis, introduces Edmonton elders Ann Anderson, Eva Cardinal, and Olive Dickason, remarkable educators who are working with younger natives. They recount harrowing experiences at reservation schools, memories which fuelled their determination to preserve their language and identities. Using a unique blend of documentary footage, dramatic re-enactments, and archival film, Todd weaves together the life stories of three unsung heroines who are making education relevant in today's native communities.
Blue Ribbon Winner, 1992 American Film & Video Festival
Bronze Apple Winner, 1992 National Educational Film & Video Festival
Silver Hugo Winner, 1991 Chicago International Film Festival
Directed by Loretta Todd
Produced by James Cullingham & Peter Raymont