Red Deer College events encourage awareness of Indigenous culture and social justice

Red Deer College is inviting the community to attend two events hosted by its Indigenous student services department.

On Friday, there will be a free film screening of nipawistamasowin: We Will Stand Up at the RDC Art Centre’s main stage.

The film is about Colten Boushie, a young Cree man who died from a gunshot wound to the back of his head after entering Gerald Stanley’s rural Saskatchewan property with his friends on Aug. 9, 2016.

The jury’s subsequent acquittal of Stanley captured international attention, raising questions about racism embedded within Canada’s legal system.

Doors for the screening will open at 4:30 p.m., with the film beginning at 5:15 p.m. Following the film, there will be a moderated discussion with Jade Tootoosis, who is a family member of Boushie.

A community round dance will be held at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre the following Friday, March 20.

The event begins at 6 p.m., with drumming and other activities continuing until midnight.

“Celebrate spring, a time of renewal, at the Red Deer community round dance,” a college press release said.

It is a family-friendly event, and attendees can drop in at any time during the festivities.



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