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Moving Images Distribution is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded and occupied territory of the Coast Salish peoples - xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations - commonly known as Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Our roots lie within the independent film and video community. During the 1970s, a group of talented filmmakers began developing ways to increase the profile of their work. Their vision resulted in the formation of Canadian Filmmakers Distribution West which changed its name to Moving Images Distribution in 1994. Since our beginnings in 1979, we've worked to connect audiences with innovative works by some of Canada's internationally acclaimed media artists working in experimental, documentary, animation, short fiction and personal narrative.
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Le drapeau: I' origine de la nation (The Flag: The Origin of the Mechif Nation) (E1)
The Métis flag is the oldest Indigenous flag in the North-West, dating back to 1816 and that the Mechif people were those of mixed European and Indigenous ancestry who were in the west prior to 1870 and had applied for land promised them by the Manitoba Act of 1870 through a scrip system. Prior to 1870, the Mechif were the masters of the prairies. They traded pemmican freely with the Americans, as well as the North West and Hudson Bay Trading Companies. An influx of European settlers tried to force the Mechif to trade exclusively with the Hudson Bay, without avail. Insisting on their independence, the Mechif declared free trade as a right in 1849.