Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission recently delivered its final report (TRC, 2015). In efforts to respond and support the report’s Calls to Action, I hope you might find time to join us for a viewing of the film, Jingle Dress – First Dance, on Tuesday January 12th from 12:30 to 2:30 in Scarfe 100. The film will be followed by a discussion with Indigenous film maker and PhD student, Jules Koostachin, and Indigenous director, James Buffin.
Please see the attached poster and share with your students and colleagues.
Jingle Dress – First Dance chronicles Cree, Attawapiskat filmmaker, Jules Koostachin’s six-year quest to dance at a pow wow for the
first time in a sacred healing Jingle Dress. Jules’ journey honours her mother who was held against her will as a child for ten years
in the Canadian Native Residential School system and her grandmother who didn’t understand that the horrific, abusive system
was a deliberate tool of assimilation.
This event is co-sponsored by the Indigenous Pedagogies Themed Network at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice