Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo to screen Treaty Talk film

Treaty Talk -Sharing the River of Life -Supplied media
Treaty Talk -Sharing the River of Life -Supplied media from RMWB

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is inviting everyone to a free film screening in September as part of their documentary series, “It’s Time to Read”.

The motion picture, “Treaty Talk -Sharing the River of Life” will be playing at Keyano Theatre on September 6th at 7:00 p.m. Doors will open 15 minutes before the film begins.

The documentary explores strategies to transcend racism and prejudices both individually and systemically in the hope Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples may cultivate improved relations.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with the film’s executive producer Dr. Patricia Makokis.

Dr. Makokis is an internationally renowned speaker, author, a pioneer for Indigenous education, health, and values. She is well known for her authority and her passion to educate. She aims to reinstall hope through traditional practices and change outcomes for people within her lifetime with a strong focus on community, leadership, healing, and restoration.

This event, along with the series It’s Time to Read, is a collaboration between the Municipality and the Wood Buffalo Regional Library. The series features the works and voices of Indigenous authors with the goal of increasing understanding and awareness of Indigenous culture, history, and current issues.

The final documentary of the It’s Time to Read series is nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, a documentary following the fatal 2016 shooting of a young Cree man, Colten Boushie, in Saskatchewan and will be shown on Sept. 20.

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