My Home: An Oneida Legend (DVD and Book Combo Pack)
An Oneida Legend Comes to Life!
Join Eli, a young Oneida boy on his first fishing trip, as he listens to Grandfather recall "My Home," a story from the rich oral tradition of the Oneida Indian people, passed down from generation to generation.
My Home is the story of a persistent and self-indulgent beaver who is not a very good neighbor. That is, until he meets a precocious no-nonsense turtle. In Oneida society, oral tradition is very important and represents the soul of the Oneida people. From generation to generation children are taught Oneida traditional beliefs from an Elder who has the ability to speak with meaning and confidence. My Home opens with that scene. The story follows a young turtle as she wakes up to find that a neighboring beaver has changed her home. The beaver is more interested in technology than the nature around him and its inhabitants. The turtle, upset, soon realizes she has to stop him. This is a beautifully illustrated DVD and Book Combo Pack.
Program Length: 11 minutes, 26 sec.
Producers: The Oneida Nation and Four Directions Productions
Production Year: 2014