Rights, Laws and Treaty

Home Fire

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.

How to Stop Bullying: Show Your Kindness

Bullying occurs everywhere and between people of all ages. It happens in our homes, at work, and in school. The community of Fort Chipewyan, Alberta is taking a courageous stand against Bullying by returning to the traditional values of KISEWATISIWIN (Cree) & BEYIJA NAZON (Dene) which is translated to: Show Your Kindness. SHOW YOUR KINDNESS tells the story of a teenage girl bullied to the brink of suicide and her emotional journey back to family, community, and culture. How do you Stop Bullying? Simple. Show Your Kindness.

The Bang You Feel

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.

House to Home - The Buffalo Sage Wellness House

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.

Journey of a Warrior - The Stan Daniels Healing Centre

Learn about the healing possibilities for clients of the Stan Daniels Healing Centre (SDHC). SDHC is a 72-bed facility that has both a Community Residential Facility and a Section 81 designation. Residents at the Centre are either conditionally released offenders (day parole or full parole / statutory release with residency), or residents with inmate status.

The Right to Love

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.

Understanding Aboriginal Identity

Understanding Aboriginal Identity explores the complex issue of self-identification for Aboriginal people. Today, Aboriginal identity remains inextricably linked with past government legislation and the continued stereotyping of Aboriginal people in the media and Canadian history. From a Metis farm in rural Alberta, to the offices of Canada’s leading scholars, Understanding Aboriginal Identity examines the factors that shape who we are.

Moving Forward: Employment Rights in the Workplace

This video follows three Indigenous role-model's lives and career choices. Labour issues that affect Indigenous people are discussed, including taxes for First Nation People, how to handle workplace harassment, the rules of being "let go", and what you can do when faced with racism. These inspirational stories will encourage young Indigenous people to aim for the careers they desire, regardless of their circumstances.

 

The Right to be Safe

*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

Common Ground - Aboriginal Hunters & Alberta Fish and Wildlife Officers

Common Ground is a documentary-drama that depicts an interaction between an Aboriginal Hunter and an Alberta Fish and Wildlife Officer. Featuring commentary from traditional Aboriginal Hunters and leadership from Alberta’s Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Branch, Common Ground explores their historical and contemporary relationship - and the common ground they stand on.