Home Fire explores family violence and restorative justice from an Aboriginal perspective. Featuring commentary from Elders, community leaders, and members of the western justice system, Home Fire examines the colonization of Canada, historic trauma, the western justice system and grassroots healing programs in Aboriginal communities.
Traditional ceremonies are still performed in Aboriginal communities today. Ceremony is a place where you can learn about who you are and where you come from. The Elders have the knowledge. The youth have the responsibility to carry it on. To access Teacher Lesson plans for this video and others visit http://www.sacredrelationship.ca/
The BANG You Feel was filmed inside the Edmonton Institution for Women and on the downtown streets of Edmonton. The gritty and realistic documentary pulls no punches as it follows the women as they battle their addictions and the strong pull of their old lives, habits and relationships.
Take a journey inside Native Counselling Services of Alberta’s minimum security facility for Aboriginal women, the Buffalo Sage Wellness House. From healing to employment to re-integration, House to Home explores the effects of historic trauma on Aboriginal women and the safe road home to reconciliation.
This inspiring video explains the traditional role of Aboriginal grandparents, the historical significance of family members being severed from one another, and what a grandparent can do to maintain connection to their grandchild in government care in Alberta today. Grandparents will learn about Family Group Conferences, guardianship, kinship care, and visitation and feel empowered in their sacred family role.
*trigger warning* In Canada, Aboriginal women are at the highest risk for violence as a group. This video illustrates the truth: violence is NEVER your fault. Follow the stories of three courageous women who overcame traumatic family violence and are inspiring others to do the same. This video also features an interview with Pam Palmater and a powerful poem by Helen Knott. Music by A Tribe Called Red
Fighting Chance is a 12-minute animated film about 13-year-old Joey Lightning. Following in the dangerous footsteps of his older brother, Joey is surrounded by drugs, violence, and the gang. His life changes after he's busted for breaking and entering and finds himself before a judge. Is this the moment Joey finally gets a fighting chance? This animation teaches youth that, while you can't change your past, you can break its cycle.