The Spirit Has No Colour: Film Screening Q & A

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Scholarly level: 
Faculty/Staff
Date created: 
2019-11-01
Keywords: 
The Spirit Has No Colour
First Nations
Documentary
Film
Policing
Indigenous relations
residential schools
RCMP
Norma-Jean McLare
Abstract: 

The Spirit Has No Colour is a film produced by Norma-Jean McLaren and Nicholas Kendall. The film was initiated as a project by Norma-Jean to create a training film for B.C.’s municipal police recruits on the relationship between police and Aboriginal peoples.

A training film for B.C.'s municipal police recruits on: the history of Aboriginal peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples), particularly in B.C.; the role of police in the enforcement of laws of Canada that today are deemed to have been damaging to the Aboriginal peoples; the experience of the Aboriginal peoples showing what police will see on the streets and in the communities today, both the powerfully positive and the profoundly negative; the consequence of generations of children being taken from families and entered into the residential schools of this country; and finally, connecting issues of drug and alcohol abuse, family disintegration and loss of identity to the sexual, psychological, physical and other abuses common in the schools.

Description: 

Recording of panel discussion for the film screening on The Spirit Has No Colour. Panel includes Jerry Adams and Rick Lavallee, moderated by Nathan Edelson.

 
Language: 
English
Document type: 
Audio
Rights: 
Rights remain with the authors.
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