SMUDGE: [definition] “A practice used by many Indigenous people involving the burning of medicine plants and immersing ourselves in the smoke. It is used to cleanse, bring good energy, dispel the negative, connect with our ancestors and the Earth.”

Two generations, the past and future.The strength of tradition, the isolation of the contemporary world. Joined by blood, joined by Earth. Can this connection overcome the emptiness?

Performers: Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo, Emily Kahente Diabo

Credits: Camera: François Léger Savard – Editing: Eric Morel – Music: Cris Derksen

Release date

September 13


5:20 min


Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo x Pepper O’bomsawin