Timmins woman’s work catches governor general’s attention

A Timmins woman is being honoured by the governor general for her contributions and community work. Vanessa Génier, the founder of Quilts for Survivors, is being awarded a meritorious service decoration (civil division) from Governor General Mary Simon for providing quilts and comfort to residential school survivors.  Génier,…

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Documentary on legacy of B.C. residential schools wins directing award at Sundance Film Festival

A documentary chronicling the devastating legacy of residential schools in B.C. is among breakout films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.  Directors Julian Brave NoiseCat and Emily Kassie received the jury prize for directing in the U.S. documentary category for Sugarcane about the investigation into the abuse and missing children…

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Residential School Documentary ‘Sugarcane’ Receives Critical Acclaim at Sundance

Canadian residential schools have once again found themselves in Hollywood, this time as a focal documentary at the Sundance Film Festival premiere on Jan. 20 in Park City, Utah. Filmmakers and journalists Julian Brave NoiseCat (Canim Lake Band Tsq’escen) and Emily Kassie created an investigative documentary…

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Yes, 1923’s Most Horrifying Scene Is Based On Real Life

The 1923 Indian School scenes make for the show’s most harrowing moments in the Yellowstone period-drama spinoff — and the horrific abuse is made all the more difficult to watch by being based on real history. The 1923 scenes in question depict the physical and emotional abuse inside a Catholic boarding school…

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