As Winter Olympics fever fills the air, I noticed a link on Facebook that took me back to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics Opening Ceremonies. The Link was the “Winner of the 2012 American Indian Film Festival; Best Documentary Short Film; Four Host First Nations ‘The Gathering’ on Vimeo.
For 16 days prior to the 2010 Vancouver Opening Ceremonies, over 300 young Aboriginal performers gathered as they trained and practiced for the Opening Ceremonies in BC Place, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The results of the 2010 IYG were broadcast around the world as they played starring roles in the Opening Ceremonies. Six Mi’kmaw ladies from the Mi’kmaw Nation of Nova Scotia were selected, based on their own Merit, to be our Mi’kmaw Ambassadors on the World stage. As I watched the short documentary, I was mesmerized by the passion of these young people, their culture and spirit. I played the video not once but several times. The award winning documentary takes you behind the scenes of one of the most amazing performances in our Aboriginal Canadian History.
Wela’liaq for representing us on the World Stage where three quarters of the World saw you dance and take part in a Winning Documentary Film. What an amazing accomplishment. Google: Four Host First Nation ‘The Gathering’ by Vimeo.
Mary Louise Bernard
Native Council of Nova Scotia