For your information:
Representatives from the United Church attended our Chief and Council Meeting on May 10, 2019 to read the below apology from the United Church to Indigenous Peoples and former students of residential schools.
Island Health has asked that we pass on information about Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations to all parents of grade 10, 11 and 12 students. Please read through the attachment and call the Island Health or the NTC contacts listed on the attachment if you have any questions.
Our BC First Nations Studies 12 and Art teacher, Shannon McWhinney, had a request from her students to bring the movie “Edge of the Knife” to town. She has arranged for a screening at the Ucluelet Community Centre on April 23rd at 7:30pm. Admission is by donation and all proceeds raised will support the USS Nuu-chah-nulth language and culture classes.
Please make sure all Tla-o-qui-aht members know about his event.
Edge of the Knife is a feature length Haida language film about pride, tragedy, and penance. Adiits'ii, the lead character in the film, is mentally and physically pushed to the brink of survival and becomes Gaagiixiid/Gaagiid - the Haida Wildman. The Gaagiixiid is one of Haida's most popular stories, sustained over the years though song and performance. This project is a community initiative with strong support from the Haida people as well as from the Council of the Haida Nation.
Monday, April 15, 2019 at 8:00 PM – 9:45 PM PDT
SGaawaay K'uuna (Edge of the Knife) (Hist/Adv, Canada, 2018, 100 min, Not Rated)
Directors: Gwaii Edenshaw, Helen Haig-Brown
“Edge of the Knife” gives us a rare opportunity to hear the Haida language. In a 19th-century summer, two large families gather for their annual fishing retreat on the far-removed island of Haida Gwaii. Adiits'ii accidentally causes the death of his best friend Kwa's son and tormented by what he has done, spirals into insanity, becoming Gaagiixid, a supernatural being.
93% on Rotten Tomatoes!
http://tofinomovies.blogspot.com/ (my movie website, with other links and info)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WwICs7S-AQ&t=994s (the 25 minute CBC documentary video about the making of the film)
https://www.facebook.com/events/270779783861179/ (my Facebook event)
https://www.facebook.com/edgeoftheknifemovie/ (the movie's Facebook page)