Anishinaabe Pandemic Prophecies

 In COVID-19

As we collectively grapple with this pandemic and supporting each other though it, the efforts of Yellowhead and our call for collaboration, along with Isaac Murdoch’s contributions a COVID-19 webinar hosted by Idle No More and Indigenous Climate Action, came together in a beautiful team effort to create this animated video. Murdoch, along with Travis Porter and Fallon Simard worked together to draw, animate and edit this message about Anishinaabe prophecy, knowledge and experience with pandemics.

“We felt it was important to get the message out that traditional knowledge plays an important role in ensuring safety and security from covid 19. Together when we use the teachings of the past along with current strategies, we can make a difference and make our families and communities safe. The Land has all the answers.”

– Isaac Murdoch, Serpent River First Nation



Written, illustrated and narrated by Isaac Murdoch
Serpent River First Nation

Animation by Travis Porter 
Mohawk, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory

Editing by Fallon Simard 
Couchiching First Nation

Produced by Yellowhead Institute with support from the Inspirit Foundation

Download the full video transcript here.


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