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  • Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
  • Sept 12-15, 2019

The Seventh Fire

Subtitle: UP Michigan Natives Reclaim Their Past to Save Their Future

Documentary Feature, USA, 2019, 71 min, Color

About the Film

Reclaiming, growing, and preserving cultural practices nearly lost to assimilation is part of daily life for this generation of native Michiganders.

Great Lakes connection:

The documentary centers on the Bay Mills Indian Community located twenty minutes west of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and the Eastern Upper Peninsula Ojibwe/Anishinaabeg. It features Lake Superior and the native people who live on its shores.  The documentary is about how these native people are fighting daily to save and grow their native culture after generations of assimilation. The director is a Flint area resident/journalist.

Cast & Crew:

Director: Timothy Jagielo

More Info:



Sunday, Sept. 15, 2:00pm

Soo Theatre

Block 13 - Native Voices


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