7 Generations Now! UVIc stands with Heiltsuk Nation
University of Victoria screens #RavenPeopleRising May 28
We’re excited to be working with the fabulous Katherine Cook, who has stepped up to organize a screening of our latest documentary short, Raven People Rising, on May 28 at UVic. RSVP and spread the word here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2023000254465733/
Katherine is leveraging our sophisticated but simple online fundraising tools. She created a fundraising page, and has raised $1800 to date in advance of her event! Find out how you can do the same by visiting our campaign page here.
Read her beautiful story:
“With the birth of our Heiltsuk grandson, Elijah Dnyàs, we received an immense gift and responsibility. We wonder what the future holds for him and for all Heiltsuk children. Elijah has deepened our sense of responsibility to support his Heiltsuk Nation in safeguarding the land and seas of their unceded territory.”
UVIC Film Screening Details
Seven Generations Now!: Raven People Rising at UVic First People’s House
May 28th, 7 p.m.
Movie trailer: https://youtu.be/SnoZ0hEO6zg
Raven People Rising is a film chronicling the efforts of the Heiltsuk to chart a sustainable and just course through the troubled waters of the Great Bear Sea. In this 30 minute film, set in one of the Earth’s last tracts of intact temperate rainforest, meet elders, youth, and tribal leaders who describe a mixed inheritance: on the one hand, the incredible violence of residential schools and cultural erasure, and on the other, an unbroken lineage of ancestral teachings that powerfully connect people to place.
“Thank you for helping us support this important Heiltsuk First Nation legal case, for the health of our oceans, for the future of all our grandchildren.” — Katherine and Hamar