Friday, January 27, 4:45 pm, Showplace

OSHKIGMONG: A Place Where I Belong

OSHKIGMONG: A Place Where I Belong

  • Anne Taylor, Melissa Dokis
  • 32 minutes
  • 2015
  • Canada
  • Friday, January 27, 4:45 pm, Showplace
Sponsored by Dancing the Circle of Right Relations with First Nations, Inuit and Métis; Indigenous Studies, Trent University; Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) Peterborough; Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha; TRACKS Youth Program; The Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough

The Story of the Michi Saagiig (Mississauga) of Curve Lake First Nation

Nestled on a peninsula just 25 kilometres from Peterborough, Oshkigmong (Curve Lake First Nation) is a small reserve with a proud history. In this unique and vital documentary, Elders and knowledge holders share the early stories of the Michi Saagiig, the history of the controversial 1923 Williams treaty (which covers about 13 million acres of present-day Ontario), and the contemporary culture and challenges of this rich community.

Post-film discussion at Whitepath Consulting

Continue the (canoe) conversation! Join some of the filmmakers and subjects of River Song, Syrian Eagles, Dreams of Electric City and Oshkigmong, as we open up conversations between First Peoples, new Canadians and settlers. Come to share a bit of your story, and to learn from the newest and oldest members of our community.
Facilitated by the Nogojiwanong Youth Solidarity Initiative.