Indigenous Peoples Day at the Centre

June 21, 10 AM – 4 PM

Join us in the gallery space for a day of refreshments, crafts and films. Staff will be available to answer questions about Centre’s work and the Indian residential school system, and to demonstrate the interactive technology.

What’s happening

  • Snacks and refreshments provided
  • Crafting and colouring supplies in the family space for all to enjoy
  • Films screenings. The following short films will play throughout the day:

The Mountain of Sɢ̱aana

This 10-minute animated spins a magical tale of a young man who is stolen away to the spirit world, and the young woman who rescues him. Created by Haida filmmaker Christopher Auchter, the film brilliantly combines traditional animation with formal elements of Haida art, which are brought to life by a rich, evocative palette and stylized effects.

Thanks to the National Film Board of Canada for sharing this film.

Be Indigenous | National Indigenous Peoples Day

Directed by Anthony Johns, Content Creator at the Fanshawe College Institute of Indigenous Learning, this 2-minute film showcases several Indigenous people sharing, in their own words, about what it means to be Indigenous today.

Thanks to the Fanshawe College Institute of Indigenous Learning for sharing this film.