New York, NY : Distributed by Women Make Movies, 
Video — 1 videodisc (58 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
"Composed of a series of vignettes featuring Native women from different first nations, this classic work by Alanis Obomsawin, an Abenaki, reflects a proud matriarchal culture that for centuries has been pressured to adopt the values and traditions of white society. By tracing the cycle of Native women's lives from birth to childhood, puberty, young adulthood, maturity and old age, the film shows how Native women have struggled to regain a sense of equality, instilled cultural pride in their children and passed on their stories and language to younger generations"--Publisher's website.