Join filmmakers Drew Nicholas and Megan Whitmer with special guest Sandy White Hawk (Sicangu Lakota) for the Canadian Premiere of their new documentary feature, Blood Memory – a film about Native American child welfare and healing historical trauma. Nine years in the making, this film highlights efforts leading to Congressional approval of the Indian Child Welfare Act (1978) and the U.S. Supreme Court case Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl (2013). Featuring first-hand accounts from adopted/fostered relatives, boarding school survivors, and those working for families and children, this documentary from the American side of Turtle Island provides perspective on how the impact of childhood removal transcends modern boundaries.
- 12:30 PM – Doors Open
- 1:00 PM – Opening Remarks
- 1:30 PM – Film: Blood Memory
- 3:30 PM – Discussion
All screenings will be free and open to the public but space will be limited. To guarantee your seat, make a donation of $50.00 to receive a festival pass and skip the line at the door!