'THE HUNT" follows two Native Youth with their Grandfather, Cree Elder Gabe John, on a traditional Native hunt for large game in the wilds of northern Canada.  It is not a film about killing - it is a film about balance and living.

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THE HUNT: A film about diverse generations and peoples coming together to try and interpret modernity in different ways, and all rising above intrusion by the dominant society in different ways. In the end, to see the sky.

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 "If my existence was going to take a toll on other beings, I would rather exact that toll consciously, respectfully, swiftly—and for the specific purpose of eating."

- Tovar Cerulli, The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian’s Hunt for Sustenance (Pegasus, 2012)

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"We need honor their lives, we all kill animals every day, be it loss of habitat, killing geese so planes don’t get knocked down, reclaiming our connection with the land.”

Lily Raff McCaulou, Call of the Mild: Learning to Hunt My Own Dinner, (Grand Central Publishing, 6/2012)

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 The wild life of today is not ours to do with as we please. The original stock was given to us in trust for the benefit both of the present and the future. We must render an accounting of this trust to those who come after us.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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 Sociocultural Consciousness

The awareness that a person's worldview is not universal but is profoundly influenced by life experiences as mediated by a variety of factors, including race, ethnicity, gender, and social class."

(Villegas & Lucas, 2007, p.4)



Photo by Sarah Jane Marshall

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