Warrior Fathers (44 minutes)
In Nakoda, there is no such thing as “fatherhood” or “motherhood” — only parenthood. And according to Nakoda boxer and father of two Thomas Snow, parenting is quite similar to boxing: you don’t get to stop until the bell rings and the round ends. Although Snow lives away from his community, he gleans wisdom from his upbringing in the Stoney Nakoda First Nation community of Mînî Thnî, also known as Morley, west of Calgary. He speaks to his children in Nakoda so that they not only grow up within Nakoda culture, traditions and ways of thinking, but they’ll also become responsible contributing members of their community and extended family. Against the backdrop of Canada’s historical treatment of Indigenous communities, Snow’s personal endeavour to inculcate his children with Nakoda culture is critically important to its survival.
Watch the documentary on CBC Gem.