Bear Witness Day Screening
About the Screening
The Caring Society is thrilled to be offering a free online screening of the film, Spirit Bear and Children Make History in celebration of Bear Witness Day and in honour of Jordan River Anderson on May 10, 2021 at 1:30 EST.
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About the Film
Spirit Bear and Children Make History is a stop-motion adaptation of Spirit Bear's first book by the same name (read it for free here). It was created by Spotted Fawn Productions, an Indigenous-led production company and released in 2020.
The film tells the true story of a landmark human rights case for First Nations children at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and how Spirit Bear and his friends stood with First Nations children to help make Jordan’s Principle a reality. In January 2016, nine years after the case was filed, the Tribunal ruled that the Government of Canada was racially discriminating against 165,000 First Nations children by underfunding public services, including child welfare, education, and healthcare. While progress has been made, Canada has yet to fully comply with these orders. Highlighting how children and youth across Canada stand with First Nations children by learning about the case, sharing their learning, and taking action for change, the story offers opportunities for people of all ages to see themselves as actors for social justice and meaningful reconciliation.
To learn more and watch the trailer, visit our films website.