On these traditional homelands, Waponahkik (the people of the dawn land) bring gratitude to the sun where it first looks our way. Song and stories invite us to accept the new day and put behind us any harm done the day before. These are relational lessons shared from ancestors since time immemorial.

Featuring in collaboration Passamaquoddy citizens Christopher Newell, Roger Paul, and Lauren Stevens; and Yo-Yo Ma.

Find more resources for this film, including behind-the-scenes footage and discussion questions, on the Reciprocity Project’s website

Weckuwapok (The Approaching Dawn)

2022 US 13 min
Festival Year: 2023
Types: Documentary, Short, Watch Now
Topic: Arts and Environment, Indigenous Voices

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