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Minnesota Peacebuilding Film Series: Reserve107

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*Due to concerns around COVID-19, Peacebuilding films will be held online via Zoom. A link will be sent to participants shortly before the film starts.

Inspiring and Instigating Timely Nonviolent Action

Join our local community for our monthly Peacebuilding Film Series! This event is free and open to the public.

This Month's Feature Film: Reserve 107

For decades, stories have spread throughout the village of Laird, Saskatchewan. It has been said that First Nation descendants of an old treaty have visited shopkeepers and town officials. The First Nations that came to the town, starting in the 1970s, insisted that a treaty signed between their people and the government of Canada states the land of the locals actually belong to an Indigenous First Nation. But when a group of Mennonites and Lutherans in the town of Laird discover that the land they live on is in fact the former reserve of the Young Chippewayan First Nation, they are forced to acknowledge the history that has brought them to their present confrontation. A chief and descendant of the Young Chippewayan Band decide to invite the local community to a meeting at the central site of the former reserve as members in the town remain on edge. But an inevitable encounter at the towns historic site compels the characters into a surprising discovery. Myths, assumptions and fears are shattered as this old injustice is about to provide an opportunity for friendship and renew a fierce determination to repair the wrongs of the past.

After the film, attendees will have an opportunity to discuss the film with others to respond to the following questions:

What? So What? Now What?

1. What did you learn and discover? What insights did this film provide?

2. Why is this topic and information important for our community now?

3. How am I going to take what I learned and make a positive difference within my spheres of influence now?

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The Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute ("Peacebuilding") is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan public charity nonprofit organization transforming psychological trauma into nonviolent power with positive productive alternatives to revenge. We prepare individuals, organizations, and communities for truth-telling and repairing harm for healed, just, equitable relationships toward the possibility of reconciliation.  Our mission is to instigate, train, and support racially, sexually, culturally, ethnically, religiously, and economically diverse individuals and organizations to become trauma-informed, resilience-oriented, and restorative justice-focused, empowering communities in Minnesota, the USA, and around the world.  Our vision is making Minnesota the Peacebuilding Power State for All. www.mnpeace.org For additional information, please contact us at info@mnpeace.org and find us on social media as @MNPeacebuilding.

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