Aboriginal Initiatives Winter 2014 Newsletter: TUNNGASUGIT
WATERLOO: The Journals of Knud Rasmussen (the Movie) - Aboriginal Film Series @ Laurier
Mar 14 -
The Laurier free film series presents “Tracking Shots: Aboriginal Cinema.” The six-part series is open to the community and begins Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Bricker Academic Building, room 201, on Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus.
The series is presented by Laurier’s Department of English and Film Studies, in partnership with the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives, the WLU Film Society, the Dean of Arts Office, and the Department of Religion and Culture. Each film in the series will be introduced by a Laurier faculty member, student or special guest.
“The Aboriginal film series is an unprecedented collaboration among several different campus groups,” said Russell Kilbourn, associate professor and film studies coordinator. “The films themselves are an eclectic mix of art and commercial film, documentary and biopic – together representing the variety of cinematic perspectives on Aboriginal issues and identities.”
“Laurier’s Office of Aboriginal Initiatives seeks not only to create an inclusive, welcoming environment for Aboriginal students, but it also seeks to provide all Laurier students with opportunities to enhance their understanding of Canada by providing Aboriginal education,” said Jean Becker, Senior Advisor: Office of Aboriginal Initiatives. “This film series furthers this education by reflecting the place of Indigenous peoples in the history and landscape of our country.”
People at Laurier
Kristy is a third year biology student with a minor in chemistry and psychology. Ever since a very young age she had always been fascinated with the natural world around her and wants to one day purse her masters while researching indigenous plants. Kristy, a member of the Oneida Nation of The Thames, remarks: “I didn't grow up on the reserve and was never very in touch with my heritage, but since coming to Laurier, I've met so many great people and learned so much about my heritage. I feel like everyday is a chance for me to learn something new!”