On August 30th and 31st, Kanehsatake is hosting their annual pow-wow. The event is a powerful moment of community that promotes indigenous culture and spirituality. Solidarity Across Borders has been invited to attend this year’s pow-wow and is organizing a delegation for the 31st. We are currently trying to raise funds to cover entrance and transportation costs so on Wednesday, August 27th, in collaboration with Cinema Out of the Box, we will screen Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance as a fundraising event in Parc Jarry near the pool at 8:30 pm.The screening is free but any donations would be greatly appreciated!Please come and bring friends! The projection functions by a bike generator; you are invited to take a turn during the screening (but only if you want)!
Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance is a powerful documentary on the 1990 Oka crisis in Kanehsatake. Director Alanis Obomsawin spent 78 nerve-wracking days and nights filming the armed stand-off between the Mohawks, the Quebec police and the Canadian army. This event will be powered by a bicycle generator and you are invited to pedal as you watch (however no pressure)! We hope that this screening offers the opportunity for a collective reflection on the ties between decolonization, migrant justice struggles, and the environment.If you are a Solidarity Across Borders member and interested in attending the pow-wow, please contact solidaritesansfrontier