Heiltsuk Film Events

Join our Virtual Film Festival and get access to our award-winning documentary, Raven People Rising

By Andrea Palframan / April 17, 2020 /

Raven People Rising shares the Heiltsuk Nation’s journey towards the first-ever Aboriginal Title claim for seabed and foreshore. Take a trip to the Great Bear Rainforest, and witness the power and strength of their culture and community holding an American corporation accountable for a devastating spill Support the Heiltsuk Nation’s legal challenge and explore British…

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Heiltsuk Living Room Film Festival Keeps the Momentum for Justice Going

By Maia Wikler / March 30, 2020 /

Organize A Living Room Film Festival The Heiltsuk Nation has stood up to defend their rights and territories, again and again, in ways that benefit us all. Thank you for standing with them, and for pulling together for future generations. The Heiltsuk Nation upholds an unbroken lineage of ancestral teachings that powerfully connect people to…

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Show Up in Solidarity for Heiltsuk Nation: Raven People Rising Returns to Vancouver

By Maia Wikler / January 23, 2020 /

Join Vancouver Quakers and Unitarians to raise funds for the Heiltsuk legal defence, hear from Audrey Siegl (Musqueam Nation territorial welcome), Lisa Fong (lawyer for Heiltsuk Nation), enjoy the film ‘Raven People Rising’, art raffle and more! Refreshments provided. You can watch the trailer here. Suggested donation: $10 – $20; No one turned away for…

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Together with Heiltsuk at VIFF

By Andrea Palframan / October 12, 2019 /

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] When I met up with councillor Megan Humchitt — at a very special screening of RAVEN’s Heiltsuk documentary at VIFF —  she explained that, between meeting with federal officials and pushing for a Heiltsuk-run Indigenous Marine Response Centre for her community, she’s getting prepared to dance in…

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Rolling out the red carpet for Indigenous protectors at VIFF

By Andrea Palframan / October 9, 2019 /

October 8, 2019: On the eve of the raising of a Big House in Heiltsuk territory, the Vancouver International Film Festival hosted a special joint screening with Tsleil Waututh and Heiltsuk Nations. RAVEN’s latest documentary, “Raven People Rising”, screened alongside “When the Tide Goes Out”, a piece by Eliot Galan chronicling the return of the…

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As Heiltsuk Raises the Roof on Their Historic Big House, RAVEN Launches a Week of Action

By Andrea Palframan / October 5, 2019 /

Heiltusk are raising a Big House in the heart of their community where they can host potlatches, hold ceremonies and carry out traditional governance of their territory. It’s no coincidence that the Big House opens on the anniversary of the Nathan E. Stewart spill. Fiercely determined to enshrine Indigenous stewardship practices into law, the Heiltsuk…

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VIFF to screen RAVEN’s Heiltsuk film at Pacific Cinemateque October 8

By Andrea Palframan / September 23, 2019 /

This special screening features two films that delve into Indigenous Nations’ relationships with the respective lands they call home. In Raven People Rising (dir. Andrea Palframan), we learn of the ancestral teachings that powerfully connect the Heiltsuk Nation to the Great Bear Rainforest. Meanwhile, When the Tide Goes Out(dir. Eliot Galan) examines how food sovereignty…

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Prince Rupert screening of #RavenPeopleRising

By Andrea Palframan / April 16, 2019 /

Join RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs) and Skeena Wild for a lively discussion on the future of the Pacific Coast and the powerful resistance and leadership of Indigenous Peoples in shaping our common future. We’re excited to be hosting Megan Humchitt, Heiltsuk Tribal Council, who will be joining a panel discussion following the…

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Terrace, BC pulls with Heiltsuk Nation

By Andrea Palframan / April 16, 2019 /

Join RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs) and Skeena Wild for a lively discussion on the future of the Pacific Coast and the powerful resistance and leadership of Indigenous Peoples in shaping our common future. We’re excited to be hosting Megan Humchitt, Heiltsuk Tribal Council, who will be joining a panel discussion following the…

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Bandidas Taqueria Earth Day Fundraiser

By Andrea Palframan / April 16, 2019 /

A sidewalk festival and student art show/fundraiser with Bandidas! WHERE: BANDIDAS TAQUERIA, 2781 COMMERCIAL DRIVE WHEN: SUNDAY, APRIL 28TH 2019, ALL DAY / NIGHT (9:00AM UNTIL MIDNIGHT) As a business, Bandidas are committed every day to choosing environmentally sustainable practices, and Earth Day has always been an important day for increased action on these core…

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