Join us on Wednesday August 29 at 7:00 pm for this screening in our summer film series.
We will be screening the film “Reserve 107” (34m)
hosted by the Ralph Connor Church Living Into Right Relations Group
Discussion will follow the film.
For decades, stories have spread throughout the village of Laird, Saskatchewan. It has been said that First Nation descendants of an old treaty have visited shopkeepers and town officials. The First Nations that came to the town, starting in the 1970s, insisted that a treaty signed between their people and the government of Canada states the land of the locals actually belong to an Indigenous First Nation. But when a group of Mennonites and Lutherans in the town of Laird discover that the land they live on is in fact the former reserve of the Young Chippewayan First Nation, they are forced to acknowledge the history that has brought them to their present confrontation. A chief and descendant of the Young Chippewayan Band decide to invite the local community to a meeting at the central site of the former reserve as members in the town remain on edge. But an inevitable encounter at the towns historic site compels the characters into a surprising discovery. Myths, assumptions and fears are shattered as this old injustice is about to provide an opportunity for friendship and renew a fierce determination to repair the wrongs of the past.
Join us for the next films in our summer series:
Sept 5 – “Over the Rainbow” (Camp fYrefly), Mikael Msquared & friends
Sept 12 – A film about living with Autism with Robin Slater