This invitation and announcement came to me just now from a friend, trapper, educator, activist and adoring grandmother Kaaren Dannenman.

Kaaren visited Australia this Fall and was telling me how the Australians understand that a one time apology for the policies surrounding residential schools is not sufficient. It is a beginning, but is only a part of the process to help the whole nation make meaning and begin healing.

In Canada, this is not something that has affected First Nations peoples alone. It is a Canadian issue and we need to be vigilant to keep this in our awareness as important to us all. I wanted to share this invitation in case you have an opportunity to attend.

Pelq’ílc: Coming Home Screening
Host: York University
Type: Music/Arts – Preview
Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: Price Family Cinema
Street: Accolade East Rm. 102, York University, Toronto ON Canada

Join us for the Canadian launch of
a film about the regeneration of the
Secwepemc culture and language
with the children and grandchildren of
former students of the Kamloops Indian
Residential School.

The screening will be followed by a
Q & A with award winning film maker
Helen Haig-Brown (Tsilhqot’in Nation)
and collaborator Dr. Celia Haig-Brown
(York University).
Moderated by Jason Ryle, Chair of ImagineNative Film and Media Arts Festival.

Please RSVP by Friday, March 13th to Gina Kim, York Centre for Education and Community
via email at gina_kim@edu.yorku.ca or by telephone at 416-650-8458

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