In 2014, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada held seven national events across the country to gather testimony from Indian Residential School Survivors. This nation-wide acknowledgment of the atrocities that took place in these schools was a difficult, but important step towards healing in a journey of reconciliation in Canada.

Miyo Pimatisiwin Productions supported a group of Indigenous youth in their personal journeys as they learned about the history of the residential schools and their personal connection to the legacy. Through the lens of a camera, these young people explore intergenerational trauma, Indigenous resistance, and resilience.

The youth engaged in an act of reclamation in Edmonton’s Grandin LRT Station, under the mentorship of artists Aaron Paquette and Sylvia Nadeau, the handprints of Indigenous youth are immortalized in the station to remind citizens that they are still here. And so began their Journey Toward Reconciliation…

The Scene Youth Media Festival developed a Teacher Resource Guide to facilitate conversation around the Journey Towards Reconciliation documentary. It is a great resources to help generate conversation around reconciliation and the themes within the film.

Journey Towards Reconciliation – Teacher Resource

MIYO PIMATISIWIN PRODUCTIONS INC

IN ASSOCIATION WITH
CITY OF EDMONTON
DREAMSPEAKERS FESTIVAL SOCIETY
EDMONTON ARTS COUNCIL
FACULTY OF NATIVE STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
FRANCOPHONIE JEUNESSE DE L’ALBERTA

ADVISING ELDERS
CHRISTINE SOLOMON
CECIL NEPOOSE
CHARLIE LETENDRE
MARTHA LETENDRE
PAULINE PAULSON
ROXANNE TOOTOOSIS

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
JODI STONEHOUSE
TRACIE LOUTTIT
ARETHA GREATRIX

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
BRENDAN HOKOWHITU

DIRECTORS
PAIGE L’HIRONDELLE
SHARON SOMER

EDITOR
COTY SAVARD

CAMERA OPERATOR
CORY NICOTINE

SOUND TECHNICIAN
AUSTIN LAPATAK

GRIP/GAFFER
SHARON SOMER

ADDITIONAL CAMERA CREW
ALEXIS MAH
DAKOTA FLAMMOND
BRAD WILLIAMS
BRANDON ALEXIS
SHARON SOMER

RECONCILIATION & BEYOND POST TEAM:
NATHAN ALEXIS
BRANDON ALEXIS
ROBIN ALEXIS

AUDIO MASTERING
WOLF WILLOW STUDIOS

MENTORSHIP & SUPPORT
ROB ALEXIS
COLETTE ARCAND
ARETHA GREATRIX
GEORGINA LIGHTNING
TRACIE LOUTTIT
SYLVIE NADEAU
AARON PAQUETTE
CHRISTINE SOLOMON
JODI STONEHOUSE
ROXANNE TOOTOOSIS

SPECIAL THANKS TO:
THE HONOURABLE JUSTICE MURRAY SINCLAIR, COMMISSIONER
DR. MARIE WILSON, COMMISSIONER
CHIEF WILTON LITTLECHILD, COMMISSIONER
MAYOR DON IVESON
GEORGINA LIGHTNING
DRE CARDINAL

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE WHO CONTRIBUTED THROUGH INTERVIEWS AND THROUGH COMMUNITY SUPPORT:
BRENDAN HOKOWHITU
REG CARDINAL
BEV FINDLAY
LANA SINCLAIR
DOROTHY THUNDER
FREIDA CARDINAL
ISABEL ALTAMIRANO-JIMENEZ, PH.D.
MICHAELLE JEAN
WAB KINEW
CARMEN MOORE
MICHELLE THRUSH
GLEN GOULD
NATHANIEL ARCAND
ROBB CAMPRE
ELEANORE SUNCHILD, LLB
FAYE YONEDA
BERTHA TWIN
JAIMY MILLER
HEATHER HATCH
BENJAMIN GISLASON
ADAM ABROZY
AUSTIN ERMINESKIN
BRIANNA OLSON
CHRIS DIETRICH
CHIEF DEREK NEPINAK
ELEANA SUNCHILD
HANNABAH BLUE
HYNDON PATRICK AGINAS
JACQUELINE LINDER
JIN AN
JOSH JACKO
KOREN LIGHTNING-EARLE
LAURA-LYNNE HILDEBRAND
LEWIS CARDINAL
MACKENZIE HILD
MEGAN AXENCHUCK
MELANIE KAMPEN
MELANIE WILLIAMSON
MELISSA BIGSTONE
SCOTT MCKEEN
TERRY LUSTY
VICTOR ESCOBAR II
IST PRODUCTION TEAM U OF A
NSSA
TRIBAL ALLIANCE PRODUCTIONS
IHUMAN YOUTH SOCIETY
FAVA
DISTRIKT MEDIA
THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION OF CANADA

AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO
SGWE PRODUCTIONS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT DURING THIS PROJECT!

ARCHIVAL PHOTOS PROVIDED BY
UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
CENTER FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION
LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA

MUSIC

“AFTER MIDNIGHT”
“HIGHWAY TO THE STARS”
“IRSENS TALE”
“MEMORIES”
“SUNSET”
“MIST AND CLOUDS”
“SUMMER DAYS”
“WAKE UP”
“NOTHING”
“ENDLESS STORY ABOUT SUN AND MOON”

BY
KAI ENGEL
http://www.kai-engel.com

FAWN WOOD DALLAS WASKAHAT
“PRAY TO THE LORD”

WILLIE DUNN
“CHARLIE WENJACK”

MOB BOUNCE
“STARSEED
(BOOGEY THE BEAT REMIX)”

KETSA
“BEAUTIFUL RAIN”

YUSUKE TSTSUMI
“EATEN BY THE CROW”

STYVE BOLDUC
“BRAVENESS”

ADDITION CLIPS PROVIDED BY
CardinalJoel
POND5.COM

AND THE

THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION OF CANADA

2016 Hibulb Cultural Center Film Festival
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Youth  Documentary Feature
  • Youth Best Overall
  • 3rd Place, Best Music
  • Best Youth Directing

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