Drawing Wisdom Films For Dialogue
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OUR GOAL $10,000 – We have raised almost $1500 so far from this event! Thank you.
The grassroots movement of Orange Shirt Day started as a way to raise awareness and honour the survivors of residential schools. As this movement grew, the Canadian government co-opted the day, making it the statutory holiday National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Watch the replay of thoughtful and thought-provoking conversation which we hope will bring about your own discussions honouring and challenging the Canadian notion of “reconciliation.” And for non-Indigenous people we hope you will consider making the ‘holiday’ Monday on October 2 a day of contemplation and a chance to consider what actions you will take based on the Calls to Action from the TRC reports.
Rhiannon Bennett (she/her) is Musqueam who is well known for asking tough questions in a manner that encourages engagement and dialogue. She is actively working to create a more equitable world for all. Her work with Hummingbirds Rising Consulting is deeply and strongly rooted in anti-oppression work, social justice, and intersectionality. We believe that Decolonizing spaces not only benefits Indigenous people, but people from all equity-deserving communities
Jada-Gabrielle Pape, wu’Was’Ulwat, is from the Snuneymuxw and Saanich Nations. Co-founder of Drawing Wisdom, and host of the Video Podcast, she is a consultant, facilitator and filmmaker who brings forward the teachings and wise practices of her community, Elders and Ancestors. Her life’s work and art are at the intersection of centering Indigenous lifeways and smashing colonialism.
ABOUT THE FILMS WE SHARED
Along with the feature presentation of Indian Horse, which had its theatrical debut on Orange Shirt Day in 2018, we are offering a series of short documentary collaborations created by the Drawing Wisdom team. Generous Spirit is short animation about Indigenous education, HIV Healing Inner Voices is a film about combatting stigma, Nat’sa’mat A Healing Journey looks at support for MMIWG, Down Town Stories and our most recent film – premiering in this event – Connection is Medicine explore community and resilience.
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Drawing Wisdom creates and distributes films, campaigns, workshops and educational resources that celebrate Indigenous resilience and challenge colonial systems. Communities lead. We follow. Support our work.