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Cedar Tree of Life

A person wearing a large straw hat places their hand on a tree

Odessa Shuquaya
2018 | 11 mins
Country of Production: Canada
Country and Culture Featured: Canada, Salish Peoples
US Premiere 

Cedar, the fragrant and durable tree of Canada’s Northwest Coast, is inextricably linked to all aspects of life for the Salish peoples. From construction and garment material to ceremonial use, cedar is essential for the community. Three women share their sacred connections to cedar in this beautiful short film.

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