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CATCA recognizes that convention is situated on Treaty 7, South of Red Deer River, the traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina, and Stoney Nakoda peoples, and that the North of Red Deer River Treaty 6, traditional Métis, Cree, and Saulteaux territory. We honour the First Peoples who have lived here since time immemorial, and we give thanks for the land.

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Thursday, February 23 • 11:40am - 2:00pm
Remembering the Children: The Red Deer Indian Industrial School - Documentary Film to Use in Classrooms

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Join local First Nations Elder Dr. Lyle Keewatin Richards DSL and Edmonton Film Teacher from the K-12 Victoria School of the Arts Chris Aanderson (who grew up in Red Deer and operates his family farm there) to share knowledge about Canada's deadliest Residential School per population, the Red Deer Indian Industrial School, and our hope for the future with reconciliation leading to action. This documentary film is available to be used in classes for free as a student friendly way for Social Studies and Indigenous Studies classes to learn about their local history when it comes to Residential Schools. CTS teachers can also hear about how the film was made with Indigenous and non-Indigenous Jr High and High School students providing their film services to the non-profit "Remembering the Children Society" and the opportunities that provided to engage students in positive reconciliation.

If a 120min "Half Day" time slot can be used we would show the 1 hour long film and then do a Q&A with Elder Lyle and Chris, if we can only fit into a 60min "Basic Session" block we would show highlights from the film and spend more time on the Q&A.

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Chris Aanderson

Teacher, Victoria School of the Arts
Chris Aanderson (he/him) has been a teacher with Edmonton Public Schools for the past 5 years at Victoria School of the Arts. He teaches Film and Media Arts and Social Studies and is also a union ACTRA Film and TV actor with 20 years experience in the Alberta Film Industry in acting... Read More →

Thursday February 23, 2023 11:40am - 2:00pm MST
Red Deer Polytechnic-2205
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