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Top Image: Evergreen's Liz Lecky introduces the films at Indigenize Film Festival at Evergreen Brick Works.

Indigenize Canada Film Screening, Presented by Evergreen & REEL Canada

May 8, 2017

On April 19th, Evergreen joined more than 250 communities across the nation in screening films that celebrated and highlighted local Indigenous filmmakers and stories through the "Indigenize Canada" program, a part of National Canadian Film Day 150. Evergreen hosted two film screenings by Canadian filmmakers – “Secret Path” and “Colonization Road.":
 
During this sesquicentennial year of Canada’s confederation, our organization looks toward building increasingly positive and collaborative relationships with the nations and peoples who have been stewards of this land preceding colonization.
 
This two-part screening looked at both the recent past of Canada's residential schools system, as well as the issues of land and displacement practices that persist today. 
Delicious traditional foods were prepared and served by CharGer Foods and included strawberry drinks, elk pot pie and Sioux molasses pudding! 
 
At Evergreen, we look forward to continuing these important conversations as we look further into the past and present truths, and work together towards a new understanding and relationship with Indigenous peoples of what is now called Canada.