Directed by Robert S. Adams ; produced by Peter Starr, Robert S. Adams, and Cornelia Principa.
In co-production with Four Directions Studio Limited.
This is the story of Vern Harper, an urban-based Cree spiritual leader, who walks the "Red Road" in a fast-paced, urban landscape. The camera follows Vern as he leads a sweat lodge purification ceremony, watches his 11-year old daughter Cody at a classical ballet rehearsal, conducts a private healing ceremony, participates in a political march of 150,000 people, and counsels Native prisoners at Warkworth Federal Prison. In his own words, Vern Harper tells the Urban Elder story of how he reaches into the past for his people's traditions, blending those old ways into the present so that the future can be a time of personal growth and spiritual strength.