Reconciliation in Focus

This bi-monthly series, hosted by the U of A Faculty of Arts, reflects on our ongoing responses to the TRC’s Calls to Action and to broader responsibilities to community and place. A panel of artists, Indigenous community members, and academics will follow each film to discuss the films relationship to local concerns about reconciliation.

Reconciliation: Honouring Relations in Short: A Short-Film Retrospective

  • Apr 5 @ 7pm

Reconciliation in Focus presents an evening of short films by Indigenous filmmakers from across Canada, featuring the work of artist and author Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg, and scholar Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.

Reconciliation: We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice

  • Feb 12 @ 1pm
  • Mar 11 @ 3:30pm

In 2007, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations filed a landmark discrimination complaint against the Canadian government. We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twicedocuments this epic court challenge as it is led by Cindy Blackstock, the tenacious child advocate at its epicentre.

Reconciliation: (Dis)placed: Indigenous Youth and the Child Welfare System

  • Nov 13 (2016) @ 3:30pm
[Buy Tickets][1] The colonial practice of forcibly removing Indigenous children from their families did not end with the closing of Indian residential schools. It continues today in the form of provincial and territorial child welfare systems, which remove Indigenous... view more

Reconciliation: Angry Inuk

  • Sep 28 (2016) @ 7pm

Anti–seal hunting campaigns have attracted high profile supporters, and with them, hefty financial contributions. Meanwhile, seal hunters are unjustly targeted for traditional practices that have supported them for centuries.

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