September, 2023

202327Sep6:30 PM7:30 PMNational Day for Truth & Reconciliation Documentary: Jordan River Anderson's The Messenger6:30 PM - 7:30 PM ADT Woodlawn Public Library, 31 Eisener Boulevard Dartmouth NS B2W 0J1 Organizer: Halifax Public Libraries Region:AtlanticTopic:Culture and Communities MoviesCost:No CostCountry:Canada


In her latest film, celebrated Abenaki director Alanis Obomsawin tells the story of Jordan River Anderson, and how as a result of his short life, thousands of First Nations and Inuit children today receive the same standard of social, health, and education services as the rest of the Canadian population.

Because of Jordan’s Indian status, a dispute arose between the governments of Canada and Manitoba over who was responsible for his care, and Jordan did not receive the appropriate home-based assistance that would have allowed him to end his life in his own community.

Jordan’s Principle was passed into law by the House of Commons, and the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal issued a ruling guaranteeing the same standard of service, yet many First Nations and Inuit children were still denied access. It took sustained commitment and the issuance of several mandatory orders for justice to be done.


Wednesday, September 27 - 6:30pm 2023 - Wednesday, September 27 - 7:30pm 2023 ADT


Woodlawn Public Library

31 Eisener Boulevard Dartmouth NS B2W 0J1


Halifax Public Libraries

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