Tracy, Social Justice Research

New Paradigm: Indigenous Canadians leading the way

In Change, inspiration on February 22, 2016 at 11:50 pm

Haida Gwaii On the EdgeFrom the memorable first glimpse of the Haida Gwaii archipelago, to the hopeful, familiar and heart-warming last scenes of our neighbours to the North, the beautiful BC Northwest is lovingly revealed in the stunning documentary: Haida Gwai: On the Edge of the World. Gently revealing the heart of the Haida Gwaiian people, whose culture thrived for 10,000 years until its people were decimated through disease, rampant commercial logging and industrial over-fishing, this film explores how, with humility and determination, the Haida Nation is recovering, and teaching others, like ourselves, essential lessons in community building and collaboration.

Award-winning director Charles Wilkinson (Oil Sands Karaoke, Peace Out), Haida hereditary Chief Allan Wilson, renowned activist Guujaaw and activists work alongside scientists, organic farmers, artists and quirky islanders to create a new vision of sustainable development. Yet, like the beautiful Cowichan Valley and the pristine coasts of our island, Haida Gwaii sits squarely in the path of the proposed Tar Sands seaway to Asia. The overwhelming and fierce desire to protect land and sea will inform and inspire the similarly challenged residents of the Cowichan Valley.

Duncan United Church Social Justice presents:
Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World (film screening)
Thursday, March 17th, 7pm
admission free or by donation

trailer: Haida Gwaii: film trailer

 

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