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Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch, 2161 Queen Street East Toronto, Ontario  
Oct 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm

Round Up (2010 | 18 min), by Narcisse Blood

This short film traces Pete Standing Alone’s personal journey from cultural alienation to pride and belonging. As a spiritual elder, teacher and community leader of the Blood Indians of Southern Alberta, Pete works with youth to repair the cultural and spiritual destruction wrought by residential schools. At age 81, he has come full-circle in his dedication to preserving the traditional ways of his people.

Trick or Treaty? (2014 | 1 h 24 min), by Alanis Obomsawin

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.

Watch the trailer here.

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