Western’s Center for Canadian–American Studies to Host Free March Screenings of Three Canadian Indigenous Films at the Pickford

Western Washington University’s Center for Canadian–American Studies will host three free Canadian Indigenous film screenings at the Pickford Film Center at 1318 Bay Street on March 16, 17 and 19.

March 16 at 6 p.m.

Nîpawistamâsowin: We will Stand Up” centers on the 2016 death of Colten Boushie in rural Saskatchewan and his family’s struggle to attain justice.

March 17 at 5:45 p.m.

 “The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open” focuses on the interaction between two Indigenous women after they meet on the street.

March 19 at 7 p.m.

 “​​​​​​​One Day In The Life Of Noah Piugattuk” is a dramatic telling of the true story of an Inuk hunter who is approached by a Canadian government agent and encouraged to give up his traditional lifestyle to assimilate to a modern settlement.

Tickets are free at the door, but contact Christina Keppie, director of the Center for Canadian–American Studies, at christina.keppie@wwu.edu to ensure that you get a seat.

This event is sponsored by the National Film Board of Canada, the Center for Canadian-American Studies, the WWU Department of Anthropology, and Children of the Setting Sun Productions.