CBC North Television’s weekly Cree language news magazine, Maamuitaau, was a big winner at the prestigous Native America Film and Television Alliance in Los Angeles, California on December 8th, 2002.
The winning entry, entitled Albert’s Fish: Will Anyone Listen, was produced by CBC Maamuitaau’s Jeff Dorn and journalist Abel Rabbitskin. The film won the Jury Awards Best Short.
Albert’s Fish tells the story of one man, Albert Mianscum, and his fight for recognition of the sickness that was affecting the fish eaten by the James Bay Cree. His relentless pursuit led to a geological investigation of the lands and the waters that surround the Ouje-Bougoumou Cree. That is the land that fed Albert Mianscum -the land that some say also killed him.