Caught in the undertow of powerful historical forces, the Mi'kmaq have weathered more than 250 years of tragedy. And yet, somehow, they have survived with their spirit intact. This three-part documentary program chronicles the history of this remarkable people. Prince Edward Island filmmakers Brian Pollard and Joe John Sark depict the world of the Mi'kmaq before the arrival of the Europeans, and reveal how it changed afterward. The program explains how the actions of the colonial powers, and later the Canadian government, imperiled a rich indigenous culture. And it pays tribute to the creativity, the spirituality and the extraordinary tenacity that has enabled the Mi'kmaq to endure.
Part 1. The cross and the eagle feather -- Part 2. Blankets of death -- Part 3. Sacred promises, instruments of greed