Thanks to Nora Weaver for finding this song “Save Our Waters” by Kinnie Starr featuring Ja$e ElNino and sending it on.
This music video won the award for Best Music Video at the most recent ImagineNATIVE Festival. It uses stop-motion animation of Haida-carved figures to tell an allegorical story about what the Canadian government’s current energy policies could to to sacred land and waters. Prime Minister Stephen Harper tries to steer an oil tanker called the Bitumen Valdez around Haida Gwaii and up the Douglas Channel.
Can these animated Indigenous heroes save the day?