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Indigenous Education Month: Cinema on Tour
October 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Indigenous Education, NC Libraries, and SAC in association with the National Film Board will be commemorating Indigenous Education Month with weekly movie viewings throughout the month of October.
A guest speaker will be on hand to introduce each film. The viewings are free of charge and open to faculty, staff and students of Niagara College. Light refreshments will be served.
Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to learn more about Indigenous culture.
Finding Dawn (2006 | 1 h 13 min), by Christine Welsh
Dawn Crey. Ramona Wilson. Daleen Kay Bosse. These are just three of the estimated 500 Indigenous women who have gone missing or been murdered in Canada over the past thirty years. Directed by acclaimed Métis filmmaker Christine Welsh, Finding Dawn is a compelling documentary that puts a human face to this national tragedy.
This is an epic journey into the dark heart of Indigenous women’s experience in Canada. From Vancouver’s skid row, where more than 60 women are missing, we travel to the Highway of Tears in northern British Columbia, and onward to Saskatoon, where the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women remain unresolved.
Along the road to honour those who have passed, we uncover reason for hope. It lives in Indigenous rights activists Professor Janice Acoose and Fay Blaney. It drives events such as the annual Women’s Memorial March in Vancouver and inspires communities all along the length of Highway 16 to come together to demand change.
Finding Dawn illustrates the deep historical, social and economic factors that contribute to the epidemic of violence against Indigenous women in this country. It goes further to present the ultimate message that stopping the violence is everyone’s responsibility.
The NFB Indigenous Film Series at Niagara College is a collaborative project involving the Libraries, the Indigenous Education department, and the Student Administrative Council. Guest Speaker: Alkiie Froman. More information here.
- October 3
- 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
- Event Category:
- The Core