Our People Will Be Healed: Film Discussion - This event has already occurred

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Alanis Obomsawin’s 50th film, reveals how a Cree community in Manitoba has been enriched through the power of education. The Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Education Resource Centre in Norway House, north of Winnipeg, receives a level of funding that few other Indigenous institutions enjoy. Its teachers help their students to develop their abilities and their sense of pride. In addition to teaching academic subjects, the school reconnects students with their ancestral culture.  

Our People Will Be Healed adopts an optimistic tone without denying a dark past. It bears witness to the tragedies that have befallen the Plains Cree, such as being confined to reserves, forbidden to practice any cultural ceremonies, including the Sun Dance, and sent off to residential schools. But first and foremost, the film conveys a message of hope: that in an appropriate school environment, one that incorporates their people’s history, language and culture, Indigenous youth can realize their dreams. 

The film is available for streaming from September 8 – 22, 2021.

Offered in partnership with The National Film Board of Canada.

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Registration Options

  • Our People Will Be Healed Film Screening

    Registration opens July 22 and closes September 22.


Halton Hills Public Library
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