EPISODE 5 – BLUE RIVER
Written and directed by Roxann Whitebean
World-renowned land defender Kanahus Manuel, of the Secwepmc Nation in British Columbia is revitalizing ancient tattoo practices that she believes represent thousands of years of her people’s ancient connection to the land.
Kanahus Manuel, or Kanahus Freedom, is an indigenous activist, birth keeper, and a member of the activist group Tiny House Warriors.
Manuel is a Secwepemc and Ktunaxa mother of four Freedom Babies, children raised in the spirit of decolonization and free from the regulations of the Canadian federal and provincial governments. Manuel decided to do this as an indigenous woman to raise questions about the inherent rights of indigenous peoples of Canada.