Canada: Apartheid Nation

Tonight, at Centre Wellington District High School in Fergus, a community event will show the film Apartheid Nation .  The event was organized to raise awareness about the serious issues taking place in Attawapiskat and other First Nations across Canada.  All proceeds of the event will go to the students of Attawapiskat. One of the film maker’s, Angela O’Leary will be at the event, Here is the trailer below:

Here is a synopsis of the film, taken from the official film website:

Canada: Apartheid Nation exposes the truth about Canada’s remote northern First Nation communities: third world conditions in a first world country. While living next to one of the richest diamond mines in the world, the community faces poverty, homelessness, substandard education and infrastructure. 

The Attawapiskat First Nation is representative of the product of an archaic federal government department ‘Indian Affairs’ whose policies propel discrimination against Canada’s First Nations People. There are heroes working quietly and surely to effect great change. From small children to Chiefs, this story will move you with their dignity and hope for a better future.

For more information about the community event, click here or contact Jack Frimeth  j_frimeth@hotmail.com or 519-843-2500 x522

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