Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre, 1100 Highway 3B Rossland, British Columbia  
Jun 21, 2017 | 10:00 am

Vistas: Little Thunder (2009 | 3 min), by Nance Ackerman and Alan Syliboy

This animated short, inspired by the Mi’kmaq legend The Stone Canoe, explores Aboriginal humour. We follow Little Thunder as he reluctantly leaves his family and sets out on a cross-country canoe trip to become a man.

Summer Legend (1986 | 8 min), by Françoise Hartmann

This short animation tells the tale of the great spirit Glooscap and how he battled with the giant Winter in order to bring Summer to the North and the Mi’kmaq people. Silas T. Rand, a Canadian Baptist clergyman and ethnographer, and Charles Leland, an American humorist and folklorist, first recorded the legend of Glooscap at the end of the 19th century. Since then, the legend has been retold many times, but never more beautifully than in this colourful animated interpretation.

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