Niigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners Running & Reconciliation Film Screening and Ganoozh (Conversation)

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Doors open at 6:30pm -- event starts at 7pm

Torchrunner Films, York University and the National Film Board of Canada are pleased to present:

Niigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners
Running & Reconciliation Film Screening and Ganoozh (Conversation)

Film begins at 7 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)


Nat Taylor Cinema, York University, Room N102 Ross Building (click for map)

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to participate in a conversation with four of the original frontrunners – all survivors of the residential school system – as they discuss running, reconciliation and healing. The conversation will be preceded by a screening of the NFB film Niigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners

Nine of the ten young men chosen for the 1967 Pan Am Games torch run were from residential schools. Niigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners is about the segregation of the Aboriginal athletes and the despair and abuse suffered in the school system. It is a story of survival, hope, reconciliation and a dream for a new beginning that transcends hatred and racism.

Guests include: Frontrunners Patrick Bruyere, William Chippeway, William Merasty, and Charlie Nelson, and filmmaker and writer Laura Robinson, along with other special guests.

TTC bus loop is very close to cinema. VIVA and other transit also come on campus. Pay parking available on campus

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Story about the event in Y-File


 York University: Host of the 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) and Cultural Village