Healing Journey One Button at a Time, Red Path, and Now is the Time

September 20, 2022, 12–1 PM

This in-person event takes place at the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC, 1985 Learners Walk. A brief discussion will follow the film screenings.

Healing Journey One Button at a Time (2018)

Joleen Mitton

Healing Journey One Button at a Time is a short documentary following Mia Hunt and her making of a button blanket. The button blanket, unique to First Nations of the Pacific Northwest, is a treasured and important piece of Coast Salish culture.

Duration: 4 Minutes

Red Path (2015)

Thérèse Ottawa

This short documentary tells the story of Tony Chachai, a young Indigenous man in search of his identity. Moved by the desire to reconnect with his Atikamekw roots, he delivers a touching testimony on the journey that brought him closer to his family and community. On the verge of becoming a father himself, he becomes increasingly aware of the richness of his heritage and celebrates it by dancing in a powwow.

Duration: 15 Minutes

Now is The Time (2019)

Christopher Auchter

When internationally renowned Haida carver Robert Davidson was only 22 years old, he carved the first new totem pole on British Columbia’s Haida Gwaii in almost a century. On the 50th anniversary of the pole’s raising, Haida filmmaker Christopher Auchter steps easily through history to revisit that day in August 1969, when the entire village of Old Massett gathered to celebrate the event that would signal the rebirth of the Haida spirit.

Duration: 16 Minutes

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This event is part of UBC Indian Residential School History & Dialogue Centre’s Orange Shirt Day | National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Programming and is presented in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada.