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Epic journey of Cree youth charted in new documentary –

Feb 11, 2014

Over a year ago today, six young men and their guide set out on snowshoes in temperatures reaching minus 50, walking to Ottawa in support of the Idle No More movement.

When they reached the capital on March 25, 2013, they were several hundred strong.

Tonight a documentary film called The Journey of Nishiyuu premieres in Whapmagoostui, where the 1500 km walk began.

Whapmagoostui Youth Chief Ben Masty shot and edited the film, which is produced by the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay.

“This is not a political movie. It’s a personal journey with the walkers,” says Masty. “I purposely left out the political dealings behind why they walked.”

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