Wetaskiwin & District Heritage Museum, in partnership with City of Wetaskiwin FCSS, present a free screening of:
Elder in the Making
Date & Time:
June 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm
5007 - 50 Avenue
With the unjust stereotypes of Canada's Aboriginal population in mind, first generation Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Chris Hsiung embarks on a journey of discovery deep into Alberta's Blackfoot territory.
Featuring an underlying theme of reconciliation, Hsiung sets out to explore the Blackfoot Nation, discovering that he has a significant heritage in common with his Aboriginal guide. The film is inspired by the Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society—
a group of people bringing the stories of Aboriginals to the spotlight.
Elder in the Making is an informative exposé into the complexity of Aboriginal Culture and the historical Treaty 7 agreement, which gave the First Nations in Southern Alberta a reserve but required them to cede the ownership rights to their traditional territory.
The film explores the culture of the Blackfoot Nation, and highlights the importance of the Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society, a group of musicians, artists, elders, and playwrights trying to bring the stories of First Nations to the forefront.