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Bannock and a Movie 2012

Title Athabasca Edmonton

Shielded Minds
Running Time: 30 mins.

"A spring break journey across the Canadian Shield brought Aboriginal and non - Aboriginal youth face to face with strength and struggle. The road trip takes them across frozen lakes and through big cities, leaving the youth with a new appreciation for their Canadian roots and for Aboriginals in Canada. An impassioned search for Canadian identity by these students makes the promise of the truth and reconciliation in Canada an imminent realty."

 

January 20, 2012

Redskins, Tricksters, and Puppy Stew
Running Time: 55 mins.

"Take complex issues like Native identity, politics and racism, then wrap them up with one-liners, guffaws and comedic performances. The result: Redskins, Tricksters and Puppy Stew, director Drew Hayden Taylor's laugh-a-minute road trip through the world of Native humour."

February 16, 2012

 

Journey of Oz
Running Time: 30 mins.

"In Mishkeegogamang First Nation the struggle to overcome colonial devastation, divided lands and untimely death is overshadowed by media that unrelentingly casts the people and community "in crisis". However, in February 2010, the Canadian Roots Exchange witnessed an enduring hope reflected in the raw beauty of the north. Sometimes, the surface hides the real story of a people, a story of strength and pride, a story that needs to be told."

 

February 17, 2012

Unrepentant: Canada's Genocide - Part 1 of 2
Running Time: 55 mins.

"Unrepentant documents Canada's dirty secret - the planned genocide of aboriginal people in church-run Indian Residential Schools - and a clergyman's efforts to document and make public these crimes. First-hand testimonies from residential school survivors are interwoven with Kevin Annett's own story of how he faced firing, de-frocking, and the loss of his family, reputation and livelihood as a result of his efforts to help survivors and bring out the truth of the residential schools. This saga continues, as Annett continues a David and Goliath struggle to hold the government and churches of Canada accountable for crimes against humanity, and the continued theft of aboriginal land."

 

March 16, 2012

Unrepentant: Canada's Genocide - Part 2 of 2
Running Time: 55 mins.

"Unrepentant documents Canada's dirty secret - the planned genocide of aboriginal people in church-run Indian Residential Schools - and a clergyman's efforts to document and make public these crimes. First-hand testimonies from residential school survivors are interwoven with Kevin Annett’s own story of how he faced firing, de-frocking, and the loss of his family, reputation and livelihood as a result of his efforts to help survivors and bring out the truth of the residential schools. This saga continues, as Annett continues a David and Goliath struggle to hold the government and churches of Canada accountable for crimes against humanity, and the continued theft of aboriginal land."

 

April 20, 2012

Blind Spot: What happened to some of Canada's Aboriginal Fathers?
Running Time: 50 mins.

"Blind Spot is filmed in North Central Regina by Geoff Leo of CBC Saskatchewan. The documentary sheds light on the largely unknown and unstudied issue of some fatherlessness in Aboriginal communities - the BLIND SPOT. It follows three First Nations men as they face their own personal demons on their quest to become better fathers - even if the odds are against them."

 

May 18, 2012

Hunting
Running Time: 25 mins.

"For thousands of years, Aboriginal men hunted for survival. Traditional Law required them to pass their knowledge on to the next generation. Young hunters were taught how their every action impacted the balance of nature. As young hunters grew into men, they learned that in order to understand nature they had to understand themselves."

 

June 22, 2012

Wahkohtowin
Running Time: 30 mins.

"Wahkohtowin means "everything is related". It is one of the basic principles of Cree Natural Law. Traditionally laws are passed through the Cree language in song, prayer and storytelling. Cree Elders explain that by following the teachings of Wahkohtowin—individuals, communities and societies will be healthier."

 

September 14, 2012

Invisible
FASD and the Justice System

Invisible - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and the Justice System is a heartfelt examination of life with FASD and the further challenges this disorder presents within the justice system. In this video, a handful of legal professionals and psychological experts expose the myths and realties of FASD and explain how best to work with clients who suffer from it in terms of conflict with the law. As well, three individuals with FASD share their personal experiences with the disorder.

  October 19. 2012

Wahkohtowin
Running Time: 30 mins.

"Wahkohtowin means "everything is related". It is one of the basic principles of Cree Natural Law. Traditionally laws are passed through the Cree language in song, prayer and storytelling. Cree Elders explain that by following the teachings of Wahkohtowin—individuals, communities and societies will be healthier."

October 26, 2012

 

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