The Truth and Reparation Film Series
Join us online for three films honouring Indigenous resilience in this country.
All films start at 7 p.m. on Selkirk.Zoom.US/my/mircentre
- Join us on Zoom first to open the evening in a good way. Then we will give you a link to Vimeo to view the film, after which time we will reconvene on Zoom for a discussion and closing.
Older than the Crown
- Tuesday, June 30 at 7 p.m.
- Discussion follows with special guest Shelly Boyd, producer
Older than the Crown follows the trial of Sinixt tribal member Rick Desautel who in 2010 was charged with hunting as a non resident and without a proper permit in Canada. Rick harvested an elk on the ancestral land of the Sinixt people in Vallican, British Columbia, Canada. To the Sinixt, hunting on ancestral land is an aboriginal right gifted to them by Creator.
A right that has legally been denied to the Sinixt people since 1956 when the Canadian government unjustly declared them extinct in Canada, despite the nearly 3,000 members existing on the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington State. Now with the Desautel Hunting Case, the Sinixt people have a chance to not only bring light to their unjust extinction by the Canadian government, but also abolish the declaration completely.
Directed by Derrick LaMere. Produced by Derrick LaMere/Shelly Boyd/Meghan Francis. Executive Producers: The Confederated Tribes of The Colville Reservation.