When the Buffalo Come

Cherie Valentina Stocken

2004, 04:27 minutes, colour, Cree


An aboriginal spirit, clothed in a jingle dress, dances across storage drawers filled with aboriginal remains. Her dance is a plea for all aboriginal remains to be freed from museums and given back to their rightful families so that they can finally rest and travel to the great hunting grounds. Throughout the video, Buffalo run across these drawers. Their presence symbolizes all Nations coming together, charging forward to do what is humanely right, to give back the remains to the proper families, so that these remains can finally be buried and freed.

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