Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Celebrate Aboriginal Month with a Free Film Screening on May 25

Do you want to learn more about indigenous land rights and the history of treaty-making in Canada? 

The RGO Library & Learning Commons and Iniikokaan Aboriginal Centre are holding a free screening of the documentary "Trick or Treaty" by acclaimed filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin.

Trick or Treaty by Alanis Obomsawin

Thursday, May 25

N124 (Lecture Theatre in North Campus)

1:00 - 3:00 PM

This feature documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin 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.