Reconciliation in Focus
This new bi-monthly series, hosted by the U of A Faculty of Arts, reflect 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.
- 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.
- 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 Twice, documents this epic court challenge as it is led by Cindy Blackstock, the tenacious child advocate at its epicentre.
- Nov 13 (2016) @ 3:30pm
- 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.