Episode One:

Homecoming

Traveling to the community of his ancestors Eli Hirtle begins his language journey across Alberta. Conversations about the powerful connections between language and culture leave Eli wanting to know more.
Episode Two:

Connecting Community

Meeting the community that Victoria Wanihadie has connected shows Eli that crucial language work can’t be done alone. The connections between land, language and healing are ever present in these conversations.
Episode Three:

Across Generations

Generational knowledge is preserved and passed down in the communities Eli visits on his language journey. This crucial transfer is key to the revitalization of language and culture.

Eli Hirtle is a nêhiyaw(Cree)/British/German filmmaker, beadworker, visual artist and curator based in Victoria, BC, Canada. His practice involves documenting Indigenous cultural resurgence and revitalization, as well as investigating his nêhiyaw identity through beadwork.