Our People Will Be Healed – film by Alanis Obomsawin
April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Alanis Obomsawin is one of Canada’s most celebrated documentary filmmakers. This, her most recent film, documents the progressive arts and traditional cultural educational programs in Norway House Cree First Nation in Manitoba. It is a hopeful message.
Moses Lunham will speak following the film about the healing effect of his art and his educational teachings throughout southwestern Ontario in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities and schools. Moses is an Ojibwe artist from Kettle & Stony Point First Nation who works in the Woodland style and also creates dreamcatchers, shale work, mandalas, beadwork and more. He studied Graphic Arts at Fanshawe College and has honed his skills from a very young age. He states ”My work is the breath of my people, their beauty, their spirituality, their ideology and their pride”.
As well, Jeff “Red Dog” George – also a local artist from Kettle & Stony Point First Nation – will have a display of his most recent work that evening.
This film and Moses’ presentation bring an uplifting message of individual and community healing though the arts.