February 25, 2020, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm | Tuesday
Program Fee: $15 // youth $11.50
Program Fee Member: $12.75
Feature film from writer/director/producer Shelley Niro and producer Floyd Kane.
A story of a young Indigenous woman who reluctantly returns home to help her father care for her mother and encounters three spirits who encourage her to go on adventures. Follow her journey in this uplifting feature film about life on the reserve.
The film stars Morningstar Angeline (Longmire), Andrew Martin (Fire Song), Gail Maurice (Assini), Billy Merasty (Indian Horse), Gary Farmer (Deadman), Vance Banzo (Indian Horse), Ajuwak Kapasheit (Indian Horse) and Roseanne Supernault (Rhymes For Young Ghouls).
Film program includes live on screen Q&A with director Shelley Niro, and a conversation with guest speakers - Thomas Snow and Travis Rider from Stoney Nakoda.
Thomas Snow is a fluent speaker of Nakoda Sioux and comes from Mini Thni wapta, also known as Morley. Raised in a traditional home and community, Thomas was taught the importance and sacredness of the land, water and all the beings who share its space from an early age. Thomas is educated in his traditional teachings by elders from the Stoney Nakoda Nations and holds a degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Calgary. Working closely with elders Thomas facilitates and develops experiential learning programs that connect students with the land and focuses on topics of environmental reconciliation, decolonization, indigenization of public space, fatherhood and parenting from an indigenous perspective. Thomas has previously taught as an Instructor at Mount Royal University, co-hosts “Conversational Nakoda” on Windspeaker Radio FM 88.1, and stars in the CBC documentary “Warrior Fathers”.
Indigenous 150+ is a film and conversation series dedicated to putting Indigenous voices centre stage. It is a response to the TRC calls to action, to commemorate First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures, educate Canadians and create opportunities for shared experiences.