Documentary, 72 minutes


Realizing they are only a few years away from the complete loss of an ancient tradition, four generations of a family struggle to return to their traditional wild rice lake. Guided by the spirits of her Grandmothers and the wisdom of her aging uncle, filmmaker Michelle Derosier attempts to revive her family’s annual Manomin (wild rice) harvest with hopes of passing on the teachings of her ancestors to her children and grandchildren. This verité-style documentary shot deep in the forests of Northwestern Ontario is about the spiritual connection to the land that defines the Anishinabek and how it can be maintained while living in an ever-changing world.