Cinema Series: "Dawnland"

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Event Details

WHEN
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
WHERE
CIGI at 67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 6C2
COST
This is a free event!
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CONTACT
CIGI
519 885 244 ext 7379 519 885 244 ext 7379
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Description

For most of the 20th century, government agents systematically forced Native American children from their homes and placed them with white families. As recently as the 1970’s, one in four Native children nationwide were living in non-Native foster care, adoptive homes, or boarding schools. Many children experienced devastating emotional and physical harm by adults who mistreated them and tried to erase their cultural identity.

Now, for the first time, they are being asked to share their stories.

In Maine, a historic investigation—the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission (TRC) in the United States—begins a bold journey. For over two years, Native and non-Native commissioners travel across Maine. They gather testimony and bear witness to the devastating impact of the state’s child welfare practices on families in Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribal communities. Collectively, these tribes make up the Wabanaki people.

The feature-length documentary Dawnland follows the TRC to contemporary Wabanaki communities to witness intimate, sacred moments of truth-telling and healing. With exclusive access to this groundbreaking process and never-before-seen footage, the film reveals the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal in the United States.

About the Cinema Series

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Grand River Film Festival, and THEMUSEUM to deliver public film screening events throughout the year.

 

Cost and Tickets

Cost & Tickets

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Organizer

CIGI

Phone: 519 885 244 ext 7379 519 885 244 ext 7379

events@cigionline.org
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Venue

CIGI

67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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