Usugilix Awakun

Palmer Morse (Director), Matt Mikkelsen (Director) Kanesia Price (Story Producer), Shayla Shaishnikoff (Story Producer) | 2023 | 12 min.

2024 Official Selection

Shayla, a passionate Unangax̂ scientist, delves into the vital research concerning toxic shellfish—a staple Indigenous food for the Unanagan people, and her unwavering dedication to preserving her ancestral traditions, culture, and the health of her community. As she investigates the complex interplay of climate change, toxins, and traditional knowledge Usugilix Awakun illuminates the profound connection between the Unangax̂ people and their environment, showcasing the resilience and resourcefulness of a culture in the face of unprecedented challenges.

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