The Lake Winnipeg Project

The Lake Winnipeg Project
The Lake Winnipeg Project

The Lake Winnipeg Project is a four-part documentary series that calls attention to stories of ingenuity and resilience in four diverse communities surrounding Lake Winnipeg, at a time when many external forces are imposing change.

  • The Lake Winnipeg Project: Matheson Island
    2021|13 min

    This film shares the story of the Whiteways of Matheson Island, their devotion to a fishing lifestyle and the various challenges they experience, including issues related to health, government policy and the threatened future of the fishing industry.

  • The Lake Winnipeg Project: Poplar River
    2021|9 min

    This film explores Poplar River First Nation’s intergenerational responsibility of protecting the lands and waters in their territory for generations to come.

  • The Lake Winnipeg Project: Camp Morningstar
    2021|15 min

    This film shares the story of Camp Morningstar, a sacred camp established on the east side of Lake Winnipeg that was erected in response to the proposal of a silica sand mine project.

  • The Lake Winnipeg Project: Fisher River
    2021|15 min

    This film narrows in on stories of generosity and perseverance by the people and community of Fisher River Cree Nation, as well as their responses to challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • NFB Pause with Kevin Settee

    “It’s important for Indigenous people to be telling stories in Indigenous communities. I felt comfortable doing stories around Lake Winnipeg because I know this is where my family comes from.”

    In The Lake Winnipeg Project, Anishinaabe/Cree director Kevin Settee takes an “own-voices” approach to storytelling —giving his community the opportunity to tell their own stories. "