Ni Mikiwam (with English subtitles)
(Atikamekw) My Home


This documentary film is about the Atikamekw language and culture in Opitciwan. Young and old alike take the floor to speak about the importance of the transmission of culture and the conservation and enhancement of the language among the youngest. The video is in French with English subtitles.

Acknowledgement Protocol

Please read this Acknowledgement before the start of this video to respect the knowledge that is being shared and the Land of the People where the knowledge originates:

We thank the members of the Atikamekw community in Opitciwan for sharing their vision of their language and culture with us. We are particularly grateful to the members of the Mikisiw secondary school in Opitciwan (students, teaching staff) and the various carriers of knowledge who work with young people (cultural worker, kokom, etc.). The Atikamekw Nehirowisiw remain firmly attached to their territory and are determined to pass on their culture.​

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Creative Team

Name Role/Job Title Place
Annie Chachai Secondary School Language Teacher Opitciwan
Paul-Yves Weizineau Elder/Cultural Worker Opitciwan
Alyssa-Tiffanny Awashish Youth Opitciwan
Darren Chachai Youth Opitciwan
Marc-Olivier Stubbert Youth Opitciwan
Melvan Simon Chachai Youth Opitciwan
Moïse Josef Weizineau Youth Opitciwan
Adie Awashish Youth Opitciwan
Marie-Anne Weizineau Youth Opitciwan
Nikolaï Emerik Awashish Youth Opitciwan
Shelby Awashish Youth Opitciwan
Jacob Chachai Youth Opitciwan
Raul Weizineau Council Member, Atikamekw Nation Council La Tuque
Cathaleyea Weizineau Youth Opitciwan
Melly Chachai Youth Opitciwan
Mayla Chachai Youth Opitciwan
Hannicya Isabelle Denis-Damée Youth Opitciwan
Hélène Petiquay Community Member Opitciwan
Laïsa Pivert Research Assistant Québec
Jepherson Guillaume Video Editor Québec
Annie Pilote Professor, l’Université Laval/Regional Lead (Québec) Québec

This video is about:

Communauté atikamekw d'Opitciwan
in: Opitciwan, QC

Video Details

Length of Video 24:53 minutes
Is there content in this video that is inappropriate to show young children? No


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