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Destination Imagination!
Journey Towards Reconciliation
Being Me
Friendship and Family
The Power of Storytelling

Journey Towards Reconciliation

Wednesday, March 8 @ 9:30 am
Film screening and Q&A with directors Paige L’Hirondelle and Sharon Somer

Film Advisory: references to physical and sexual abuse.

In 2014, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada held their seventh and final national event in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (known as Edmonton) to gather testimony from Indian Residential School Survivors. This nation-wide acknowledgement of the atrocities that took place in these schools was a difficult but important step towards healing in a journey of reconciliation in Canada.

Miyo Pimatisiwin Productions supported a group of Indigenous youth in their personal journeys as they learned about the history of the residential schools and their personal connection to the legacy. Through the lens of a camera, these young people explore intergenerational trauma, Indigenous resistance and resilience. The youth engaged in an act of reclamation in Edmonton's Grandin LRT Station, under the mentorship of artists Aaron Paquette and Sylvia Nadeau. The handprints of Indigenous youth are immortalized in the station to remind citizens that they are still here. And so began their Journey Toward Reconciliation…

Ages: 14+ - Program Running Time: 90 minutes in total
Paige L'Hirondelle and Sharon Somer / Canada / 2016 / 55 mins

Director Bio
Paige L'Hirondelle, Director
Journey Towards Reconciliation

Paige is from East Prairie Metis Settlement but currently lives in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. She is a Metis dancer and often performs showcasing her Metis heritage. Paige is majoring in Native studies and trying to minor in creative writing at the University of Alberta. Paige is 20-years-old whose goals are to be a social worker and be a role model for indigenous youth, to show everyone that you can make it if you set your mind to it.

Film screening and Q&A with directors Paige L’Hirondelle and Sharon Somer
Following the screening of Journey Towards Reconciliation, the directors, Paige L’Hirondelle and Sharon Somer will offer a 30 minute Q&A about the film.

Director Bio
Sharon Somer, Director Journey Towards Reconciliation

Sharon was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and is Cree from Long Plains First Nation, Manitoba, She is currently enrolled in Native Studies at the University of Alberta.

Click to see Miyo Pimatisiwin Productions

Thank you to Blujay Linklater for offering an honour song for this program, and to Elder Norman Mccallum for providing support.

I would also like to extend a special thanks to Arliss Coulineur, Eugene Arcand, Lynette Brossart, and Sylvia Smith for their guidance in planning this program.