September 19, 2019
Doors: 6:30 PM | Show Time: 7:00 PM
Djavad Mowafaghian Theatre, SFU Woodward’s Location: 149 West Hastings

Join us at Reel Causes' #Indigeneity event on September 19th for a celebration of Indigenous stories.

Our Guest Indigenous Curator, Rylan Friday, has programmed seven shorts for our September 19th #Indigeneity event.

These stories weave together older generations, our myths, legends, colonial traumas, and build a platform for the next generation to tell their truths through visual based storytelling, as well as reclaim their identity.

Join us in celebrating Indigenous stories from across Canada and New Zealand.

Following the screening, there will be a Q&A with filmmakers and a reception.

  • OChiSkwaCho — Jules Koostachin
  • ʔEtsu — Trevor Mack
  • Holy Angels — Jay Cardinal Villeneuve
  • Iridescence — Maxime Beauchamp
  • Cedar Tree of Life — Odessa Shuquaya
  • Nite Ride — Olivia Marie Golosky and Danni Black/Sui-Taa-Kii
  • My Friend Michael Jones — Samson Rambo and Ian Leaupepe

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Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA) is the centre of Indigenous youth excellence, supporting youth on their journeys by amplifying and celebrating their voices.

With over 20 culturally responsive, holistic programs and services UNYA empowers Indigenous youth to explore their personal goals for education, work, culture, and life, in a fun, safe, and healthy environment.

Guided by a youth-led approach, these philosophies shape all of UNYA’s programs:

  • Two-Eyed Seeing
  • Culture as Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Harm Reduction
  • Person-Centred Care

Building towards realizing their vision of empowered Indigenous youth leading and inspiring all Nations, UNYA is currently developing the Native Youth Centre, a purpose-built facility that will transform the landscape of Vancouver’s urban Indigenous community. Standing at the corner of Commercial and Hastings, the Native Youth Centre will inspire joy, pride, and belonging – a place where Indigenous youth can access the resources, programs, and services that will help them reach their fullest potential.

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Reel Causes partners with filmmakers and Canadian causes dedicated to addressing global social justice issues. We host film screenings followed by a Q&A session to educate and inspire our community, and provide a forum for authentic conversation around the issues that affect us locally.

City of Vancouver
BC Arts Council
Canada Council for the Arts
SFU's Vancity Office of Community  Engagement
Consumer Protection BC