November 28, 2014
Aboriginal Student Centre, University of Regina
College West 117
Tea and Bannock to follow
Honouring Our Elders with special guest Marjorie Beaucage
in partnership with the Aboriginal Student Centre, University of Regina
Metis Rose: a portrait of Elder Rose Fleury (2012)
Dir: Marjorie Beaucage
Metis, Duck Lake, SK
like grandma used to say…
Elder Roseʼs 86 years of living are anchored in the core values she learned from her great grandmother who raised her. This video, in her own voice, is a pilgrimage into her own life as she puts things in order before she goes.
An exploration of her ancestral origins in Tourondʼs Coulee, where the Battle of Fish Creek occurred in 1885, led to her lifeʼs work of genealogy research. As she says, “ I had to know….”
Raising 29 children (9 of her own and 20 foster children) without indoor plumbing is a feat in itself! Through all this, Rose worked for the Métis all her life and was part of creating the first Métis local and involved in numerous womenʼs organizations to better the lives of the Métis people. As an Elder, she continues her work with schools and communities across the land, leaving her legacy.
Sit and have tea with Rose as she reflects on her life
Screening to open with short film:
Brown Rock Woman
Director Candy Fox’s grandmother, Gloria Fox, tells the story of how she got her Indian name.
2013, 4 mins.
December 6, 2014
Indigenous Shorts from Around Canada with special guest Berny Hi
#301-1822 Scarth Street
The Measure of All Things – Protagoras (2014)
Director: Berny Hi
A found film from the future. The last human on Earth wonders the point of making a film.
George Bassler’s Perpetual Motion Machine (2013)
Director: Berny Hi
With everyone around George coming to an untimely stop, George sets out to create the world’s first perpetual motion machine.
Screened at the ImagineNATIVE 2014 Festival.
Mîkiwâm ~ from the streets to the bush (2013)
Director: Jay Cardinal Villeneuve
Sub-Arctic Cree, Metis, Northern Alberta
Street theatre overdosing on cinema sets the stage for this allegorical tale about a young girl who overdoses in an alley and subsequently transcends back to the harmonious natural environment of Woodland Cree Territory where her ancestral lineage originated. Although serene and peaceful at first, a foreboding presence forces her to realize she must confront her personal demons. Guerrilla filmed on-location in Vancouver’s notorious downtown eastside, and deep in the back woods of the boreal forest in northern Alberta. *In Cree w/ english subtitles
Director: Miriam Sainnawap
Ojibway/Cree, Northwestern Ontario
The Visitor captures Miriam Sainnawap’s personal experience of living in the city as an Aboriginal person. She portrays the unique challenges and counteracts conventional stereotypes through the use of a soft Super 8 camera lens.
December 12, 2014
Online launch of our Cumberland House community collaboration projects
December 13, 2014
Podcasting and Independent Indigenous Media Workshop with Ryan McMahon
Creative City Centre
1843 Hamilton Street
December 19, 2014
Sâkêwêwak Member Showcase with special guest Candy Fox
Artful Dodger Cafe and Music Emporium
Director: Candy Fox
2014, 15 mins
Screened at the T
Native Time (2010)
Director: Sean Morris
A traditional Inuit hunter from ages ago scours the barren landscape in search of food, braving brutal weather, winds and famine. An expert of this harsh wilderness, he is prepared for absolutely everything, except this: a crosswalk in modern day Anchorage, Alaska. Throw away your preconceptions and strap in for this mind-bending and comic examination of culture, perception and time.
Starring Jack Dalton, Yu’pik Storyteller from Alaska, featured at the 2014 Sâkêwêwak Storytellers Festival
Buffalo Calling (2014)
Director: Tasha Hubbard