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Diiyeghan Naii Taii Tr’eedaa

6m Documentary, Experimental, Short 2021

A grandfather teaches his granddaughter, a young Gwich’in mother named Alisha, how reciprocity is embedded in all aspects of life. The northern lights warm the caribou; the caribou helps feed and sustain the community; the community honours the connections. Each element in nature is purposeful and related. In turn, these connections bring new meaning to Alisha and her wishes for her children and for all living beings. This film is part of a series and multimedia platform, made in partnership with Indigenous storytellers and their communities worldwide, and invites learning from time-honoured and current Indigenous ways of being. Facing a climate crisis, the Reciprocity Project embraces Indigenous value systems that have bolstered communities since the beginning of time. To heal, we must recognize that we are in a relationship with Earth; a place that was in balance for millenia. More information at

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