PARKS CANADA ~ Makwa Mee Nuun

Makwa Mee Nuun

In 1936, many Anishinabe were expropriated from their land in order to create Riding Mountain National Park. With an aim towards preservation, conservation and recreation, Parks Canada burned homes, alienated and angered the Anishinabe and forbade anyone from utilizing the plants for medicines for over 60 years.

Makwa Mee Nuun tells the story of three generations of Anishinabe medicine women – two related by blood, each by friendship – who continue to pick medicinal plants in the area and actively work towards reconciliation with Parks Canada.