Panel discussion will follow screening of documentary
What: AlterKnowledge Discussion Series hosts documentary film: (Dis)placed: Indigenous Youth and the Child Welfare System (Dir: Melisa Brittain, 2017)
Who: UBC Okanagan faculty and the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society
When: Friday, February 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Refreshments at 6 p.m.
Where: Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society, 442 Leon Ave., Kelowna
UBC’s AlterKnowledge series and the Ki-Low-Na Friendship society have partnered together to screen a new documentary that highlights the stories of Indigenous youth and traces current child welfare policies to their roots in the residential school system.
“While Canada begins to confront the history of the residential school system and the ‘Sixties Scoop’, the systemic displacement of Indigenous youth from their families continues today,” says event organizer and UBC Okanagan associate professor David Jefferess.
The documentary film: (Dis)placed: Indigenous Youth and the Child Welfare System (Dir: Melisa Brittain, 2017) will be aired at the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society on Friday, February 23. Following the film, a panel of Indigenous youth who have experienced the child welfare system will share their experiences.
The AlterKnowledge Discussion series aims to foster community-based knowledge-making, bringing people together to discuss, share, and (un)learn, as a practice of decolonization. This event is free and open to the public.
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