"Rendez-Vous Canada, 1606" by National Film Board of Canada

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Meticulously drawn from historical record, Rendez-Vous Canada, 1606 re-creates the lives of two teenagers in radically different cultures. Andashee, a Huron boy at Cahiague, deep in the interior, and Charles de Biencourt, a French boy at Port Royal-- the first permanent European settlement north of Florida--never met. Yet they shared a pivotal time in Canada's history. In 1609, Andashee was one of the Hurons who met with Samuel de Champlain to negotiate an alliance that became the basis of the colony of Quebec. On the east coast, the Micmac support of the French led to the formation of the colony of Acadia. The film is a testament to the role of the Native Indians--Micmac, Huron, and Algonquian-- in shaping New France and Canada

1988

29 mins