Six Nations Tourism Presents Movie Mondays
Dates: June 25, July 30, August 27, September 24, October 29, November 26, December 17
Cost: By Donation
Six Nations Tourism is excited to present their Movie Monday series at the Gathering Place featuring some of the most popular Indigenous films. This movie series features Indian Horse, Smoke Signals, Kayak to Klemtu, Rhymes for Young Ghouls, Reel Injun and Trick or Treaty. Admission is by donation, and refreshments and popcorn will be provided!
Follows the life of Canadian First Nations boy, Saul Indian Horse, as he survives residential school and life amongst the racism of the 1970’s. A talented hockey player, Saul must find his own path as he battles stereotypes and alcoholism.
Smoke Signals is a humorous yet serious story about Victor, a young man who Director Chris Eyre describes as “trying to forgive his father.” The movie gives us a glimpse into the contemporary Native American world, and is created by an almost exclusively Native American cast.
Kayak to Klemtu
14-year-old Ella is determined to travel the length of the Inside Passage, along the shores of the Great Bear Rainforest by kayak in order to testify against a proposed pipeline that would see oil tanker traffic through her beloved homeland waters. She’s prepared to handle all of the challenges the wildlife, the weather, the water, and her gear have to offer up.
Rhymes for Young Ghouls
Red Crow Mi’g Maq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 16 must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the Crow, that means imprisonment at St. Dymphna’s. That means being at the mercy of “Popper”, the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school.
A documentary about the evolution of the depiction of First Nations people in film, from the silent era to today. Featuring clips from hundreds of films, candid interviews with famous Native and non-Native directors, writers and actors, Reel Injun traces how the image of First Nations people in cinema have influenced the understanding and misunderstanding of their culture and history.
Trick or Treaty
This documentary profiles Indigenous leaders in their quest for justice as they seek to establish dialogue with the Canadian government. By tracing the history of their ancestors since the signing of Treaty No. 9, these leaders aim to raise awareness about issues vital to First Nations in Canada.
Doors open at 6:30PM. Arrive early to get the best seat!