Trick or Treaty? Critical questions about the #Canada150 celebrations in the context of the treaties (and disregard thereof) and Turtle Island history dating thousands of years
N’it and hello UARR friends and Family,
Please join Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services, the Ryerson Department of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and the Urban Alliance of Race Relations for a free screening of Alanis Obomsawin’s film, “Trick or Treaty?”, a part of the National Film Board of Canada’s Canada 150 event across the country.
The screening will be followed by a facilitated discussion addressing critical questions around Canada 150 celebrations in the context of the treaties (and disregard thereof) and Turtle Island history dating thousands of years.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
6pm – 9pm
International Living/Learning Centre
240 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario
Dinner will be served prior to this event.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters will be in attendance.
Synopsis of film by the National Film Board:
This feature documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin (Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance) profiles Indigenous leaders in their quest for justice as they seek to establish dialogue with the Canadian government. By tracing the history of their ancestors since the signing of Treaty No. 9, these leaders aim to raise awareness about issues vital to First Nations in Canada: respect for and protection of their lands and their natural resources, and the right to hunt and fish so that their societies can prosper.
In recent years, an awareness-raising movement has been surfacing in First Nations communities. In this powerful documentary, those who refuse to surrender are given a chance to speak out.