Spirit Bear’s film will be this Sunday at 3 PM Pacific / 6 PM Eastern Time


Spirit Bear

We are pleased to share that Spirit Bear’s film will be shared this Sunday at 3 PM Pacific Time/ 6 PM Eastern Time, a virtual and free on line screening at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

The talented team at Spotted Fawn Productions (an Indigenous animation studio) has translated the story, “Spirit Bear and Children Make History” by Cindy Blackstock, into stop motion animation which will be premiered online at the Vancouver International Film Festival this Sunday at 6 pm EDT (3 PDT). This story is based on the true story of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal case and Jordan’s Principle,

The film is narrated by Mary Teegee who gave me Spirit Bear (a teddy bear who witnessed all of the Tribunal hearings) and includes children who attended the hearings as voice actors, and children from Carrier-Sekani Territory who wrote and performed the Spirit Bear Theme Song. 

The 23-minute film will be followed by a panel hosted by Jesse Wente with Alanis Obomsawin, Amanda Strong of Spotted Fawn Productions, and myself.  To learn more about Jordan’s Principle go to www.jordansprinciple.ca and to learn more about the ongoing Tribunal case (filed in 2007 and still going) go to www.fnwitness.ca

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