We are hosting the Secwepemctsin Language Festival on June 11th, featuring live entertainment, a book launch, the documentary RETURNING HOME from Secwepemc filmmaker Sean Stiller, and other Secwepemctsin Short Films.
This festival is a Secwepemc Language Proficiency Program, Chief Atahm School, and Stselxmems r Secwepemc Partnership event.
Admission is by donation and all are welcome.
For more information, call Laura at (250) 679-8837.
Skilfully intertwining narratives concerning residential school survivors and Indigenous peoples’ relationship with imperiled wild Pacific salmon, Sean Stiller’s stirring documentary is a revelatory testament to strength and resilience. At the heart of the film is Phyllis Jack-Webstad, the survivor who founded the Orange Shirt Day movement. While Phyllis recounts her childhood trials to youth across the country, her relations in the Secwépemc territory near Williams Lake are contending with another outcome of colonialism: the upper Fraser River’s lowest salmon runs in Canadian history.
The film screening begins at 1:00pm.
DIRECTED BY: Sean Stiller
STARRING: Phyllis Jack-Webstad
RUNTIME: 1h 12m minutes