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Presented as part of the NFB Indigenous Film Series and Indigenous Awareness Month. Directed by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (click here for Film Synopsis).
Open to all Niagara College students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Film screening will be followed by guest speakers Celeste Smith and Bruce Smith.
Celeste is Haudenosaunee, Oneida of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. She is the Director of the Three Fires Community Justice Program, a diversion program that is based on Indigenous Wholistic legal principles. Celeste is an Indigenous Human Rights activist who is involved in multiple community projects. She is a proud alumni of Niagara College and currently is studying at Brock University. Celeste is also the co-founder and co-chair of the Indigenous Solidarity Coalition @ Brock. Her passion for her work has most recently led her to Columbia University (NYC) to take part in the Indigenous Studies Summer Program on Indigenous Human Rights and Policy.
Bruce is the Vice President of the Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre and Land Programs Researcher/Traditional Knowledge Administration Assistant at the Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle. Lifelong environmentalist and active community member, Bruce strives to support Indigenous rights, land and water protection, and actively shares his knowledge on Treaties/Wampum teachings.