Marie Michael Library
Hands of History
This film profiles four Aboriginal women artists. Rena Point Bolton is a master weaver of baskets and robes. For Rena, the role of the artist is to make the spiritual and cultural tangible. Doreen Jensen is a carver, button blanket maker and printmaker who educates people in the meaning and significance of the art of the Northwest coast. Joane Cardinal-Schubert explores the legacy of colonialism through her combinations of aboriginal and western art forms. Jane Ash Poitras sees the artist as healer, her art reflecting her spiritual quest. National Film Board (NFB).