Debbie, you are so right! It is based upon the movie. How do I know? I
discussed this with Richard of New Zealand, and he told me it was a movie.
The voice of the Maori on the tape is heart rendering. He has a beautiful
voice and does a great job in telling the story. I agree it is sad. I
find Indian Heritage fascinating. When I was in Canada, I tried to learn
about the Inuit Indians and purchased a piece made by them of a bird at the
Museum of Civilization in Ottawa. I also purchased a videotape depicting
the history of the Inuit. They also have a tough life. In fact, won't you
agree that even our American Indians are still struggling? I did have
plans to go to Victoria in May to find out more about their Indian
Heritage, but I became ill with arthritis in my back. I was told it would
calm down. I will visit Victoria as soon as I can as well as Vancouver.
Can you suggest some good reading about the Indians of British Columbia?
If you can, I would greatly appreciate hearing about it. My best, Elaine