- Returning Home and Pathways to Reconciliation
Returning Home and Pathways to Reconciliation
Film Screening and Conversation with Orange Shirt Day Originator Phyllis Webstad
Presented by The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, The First Nations House of Learning, UBC Learning Circle and the Centre of Excellence in Indigenous Health
“Returning Home” weaves the story of two parallel narratives. The first is the story of Phyllis Webstad, a Survivor of the former St. Joseph’s Mission residential school in Williams Lake and originator of Orange Shirt Day. The second is the story of the steady decline of wild pacific salmon. This 45 minute film is the first feature length documentary produced by Canadian Geographic. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Sean Stiller, it is set to tour the film festival circuit this fall, beginning with the Vancouver Film Festival in October 2021.
We are pleased to be able to showcase the film in advance, in a special presentation that will include a Musqueam welcome and opening remarks by Dr. Jo-Ann Archibald and IRSHDC Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond-Lafond (Aki-Kwe), as well as a post-screening conversation and Q&A with Phyllis, moderated by Dr. Turpel-Lafond-Lafond.
This free event is free, however registration is required to ensure limited numbers in strict accordance with COVID-19 health protocols. Should public health guidelines change, the event will be delivered virtually.