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Indigenous Film Screening To Include Discussions On Residential Schools

Monday October 31st, 2022, 9:24pm

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The Windsor International Film Festival  will host a special screening Tuesday evening of INDIAN HORSE (2017), a film adaptation of Ojibway writer Richard Wagamese’s award-winning novel about the dark history of Canada’s Indigenous Residential Schools and the indomitable spirit of Indigenous peoples.

The University of Windsor’s senior advisor to the president on Indigenous relations and outreach Dr. Beverley Jacobs, members from the Windsor Lancers Men’s Hockey Team, and film actress Elder Edna Manitowabi will be in attendance for a pre-film panel discussion and a post-film Q&A.

This summer, Dr. Jacobs helped with planning for the Windsor Lancers Men’s Hockey Team to visit the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia where the unmarked graves of 215 children were brought to the attention of the world. Upon their arrival to BC earlier this fall, the team was welcomed by Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc leaders, Elders and survivors with ceremony and presentations to learn about the devastation of the deaths of children who attended the Residential School. Dr. Jacobs also accompanied the hockey team to the school site and supported the team while they worked with First Nations communities in the Nicola Valley impacted by recent wildfires and floods.

Tickets are available online by visiting windsorfilmfestival.com or in person at the WIFF Box Office, located at 101 University Avenue West.  It takes place at 7:30pm.

 

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