Indigenous Circle: Movie Time - Thursday, March 11, 2021

Indigenous Circle: Movie Time - Thursday, March 11, 2021

CALUMET AND STONG COLLEGES invite you to attend our Indigenous Circle event: Movie Time.

An Indigenous-themed movie will be screened to help us understand and appreciate Indigenous Peoples, their history and culture.

This workshop was designed with the intention to share knowledge about Indigenous communities, and build awareness about Indigenous peoples, cultures and communities.

Please join us to de-stress from your regular challenging/daily activities to learn about and appreciate diverse cultures.

[Live Stream Details]:
Facilitator: Daniel Sanchez Morales
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Time: 4:00 -6:00 pm
Movie Title and Director: Is the crown at war with us? by Alanis Obonsawin
Zoom Meeting ID: 958 699 6884
Zoom Meeting Password: 521462

Movie Synopsis: Is the crown at war with us? by Alanis Obonsawin
In this feature-length documentary by Alanis Obomsawin, it's the summer of 2000 and the country watches in disbelief as federal fisheries wage war on the Mi'kmaq fishermen of Burnt Church, New Brunswick. Why would officials of the Canadian government attack citizens for exercising rights that had been affirmed by the highest court in the land? Casting her cinematic and intellectual nets into history to provide context, Obomsawin delineates the complex roots of the conflict with passion and clarity, building a persuasive defence of the Mi'kmaq position.

Film Link:

The film contains some violent scenes and/or aggressive comments. We will take pauses at specific parts of the film to address them, perform small debriefing reflections and check on participants reactions. We invite attendees to reach the facilitator, Calumet & Stong Colleges resources, or any of York University resources to receive additional support if needed.