Film Screening: So That You Can Stand

Film Screening: So That You Can Stand

Categories: Indigenous

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

100 St Patricks

1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON

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Mary Giles, 2752,


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Host Organization: SPPA, CSERC

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So That You Can Stand

Please join us for a free screening of a documentary about the events that led to the signing of Canada’s first modern day land claims agreement. The screening will be followed by an open discussion. “NAPAGUNNAQULLUSI – So That You Can Stand” is a David-versus-Goliath tale, seen with Inuit eyes, of the tense negotiations that led to the signing of the James Bay Northern Quebec Agreement in November 1975. In 1971, long before any notion of indigenous rights was enshrined in Canadian law, the government of Québec began the construction of a vast hydroelectric project in James Bay that would dam the rivers and flood Cree and Inuit hunting grounds. It’s the story of a small band of indigenous youth, fighting a rearguard battle against an all-powerful government-corporate behemoth, determined to usurp their rights, their land and the Inuit way of life.

Jointly presented by the Carleton Sustainable Energy Research Centre and Indigenous Policy and Administration, Carleton School of Public Policy and Administration.

Free admission, everyone welcome.

Film is in Inuktitut, English and French with English subtitles.

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