Spirit Bear and Children Make History

This screening took place on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 6:30pmKwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

Indigenous Short Films and Open Air Cinema at KDCC

Spirit Bear and Children Make History is a gorgeous short animation by Michif filmmaker Amanda Strong, in partnership with Gitxsan child rights activist Cindy Blackstock that tells the true story of a landmark human rights case for First Nations children, known as Jordan’s Principle. This short film shows Spirit Bear’s journey to Ottawa and banding together with children and animals alike to help end injustice against First Nations children and make Jordan’s Principle a reality. 

This is the first of three short film adaptations of The Caring Society’s Spirit Bear books, which honour the true story of Jordan River Anderson and the child-first Principle named in his memory that ensures First Nations children receive the public services they need when they need them.

Suitable for all ages and important viewing for everyone, this special screening is followed by a short presentation by Shadelle Chambers, Executive Director or the Council of Yukon First Nations, on Jordan’s Principle programming led in the Yukon.  

FREE ADMISSION - MUST RESERVE SEATS IN ADVANCE: https://alff.eventive.org/schedule/6005d65171e1fa003733a342

Masks are mandatory for ages 5 and up.

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