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Wapos Bay: Long Goodbyes

Director Dennis Jackson (Cree)
Year 2011
Run Time 72min
Genre Animation, Family
Life is changing in the Cree community of Wapos Bay, SK as Chief Big Sky gets elected National Chief, forcing the Marasti family to move to the big city. Unwilling to leave without a fight, Raven (Brass) secretly enters her dad into the race to be the new chief, much to the surprise of presumed frontrunner Jacob (Cardinal). Her lie quickly gets out of hand, and she must figure out how to stop it before it’s too late!

Maintaining the hilarious and heart-warming tone as well as the unique style of the award-winning Wapos Bay tv series, Long Goodbyes went on to win the Kidscreen award for Best TV Movie.


Dennis Jackson (Cree)


Dennis Jackson (Cree), Melanie Jackson (Cree)


Raven Brass (Cree), Trevor Cameron (Métis), Lorne Cardinal (Cree), Gordon Tootoosis (Cree)


Animation, Family


BIPOC Stories, Family Relationships, Indigenous Filmmaker

Original Language


Canadian Distributor

National Film Board (NFB)