Education featured Racism Weekend Video

Weekend video: What’s with that Treaty?

KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – Nova Scotia indie filmmaker Ann Verrall often makes movies and documentaries collaborating with youths , and she’s really good at it. What’s with that Treaty? is a great example.

The video was made by students of We’koqma’q Mi’kmaq School in Cape Breton Nova Scotia during a 5-day video intensive with visiting artists Ariella Pahlke and Ann Verrall and multi-media teacher Rob Smith.

Students document Treaty Day activities, Orange Shirt Day, meet with elders Joe Googoo, Magit Poulette, Ben Sylliboy, and Malglit Pelletier, and explore Treaty Education. Students also talk about the impact of residential school on them.

Created in partnership with the Centre for Art Tapes.

Check out Ann Verral’s website. And if you haven’t seen it yet, check out Verrall’s short Magit’s doll, about residential schoola real jewel.

See also: Understanding our story: two books on the Shubenacadie Residential School


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