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Indigenous Film Screenings Online

Sacred Buffalo Guardian Mountain, courtesy of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, photo by Don Lee

In recognition of National Indigenous History Month, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is featuring a selection of Indigenous short films for free online reflecting diverse stories and perspectives from across Canada.

Watch films on this page from June 21 -June 28. 
(Films end at 10pm MT on June 28)

Flat Rocks weaves together breathtaking present-day footage of Kahnawake with archival photos dating back over 80 years revealing the community's way of life threatened by the St. Lawrence Seaway. A poetic narration in the Kanien’kéha (Mohawk) language voices the community's connection to the water. Seventy-nine-year-old Louis Diabo battles against the construction of Canada's St. Lawrence Seaway during the 1950s to save his farm and the Kahnawake Mohawk community.
(10 minutes)
Produced by Courtney Montour and Roxann Whitebean, Directed by Coutney Montour


NDN’s on the Airwaves is a short documentary set in Ohsweken, Ontario that explores what community-driven radio has meant to the First Nations community in this region. It is a story that follows Mohawk poet and radio host Janet Rogers in her return home after several years living on the West Coast of Turtle Island. The film focuses on CKRZ-FM on the Six Nations reservation—that for over 25 years has delivered a unique perspective on important news events, featured Indigenous talent and supported local artists—and on Janet’s re-connection with ‘place’ through finding her voice on the airwaves.
(12 min) 
Produced by Janet Rogers and Directed by Jackson 2bears


Also be sure to check out the Virtual Indigenous Art Market online until June 30!