This documentary is now available for free viewing at this site courtesy of Mennonite Central Committee Saskatchewan & St John’s Lutheran Church (ELCIC). If you would like more information about their work of promoting conversations and activities in support of the relationship between the Young Chippewayan Band, Lutherans and Mennonites, please visit MCC’s site at mcccanada.ca/learn/more/stoney-knoll.

"The treaties will always be important to us.

This is our land...and we gave up parts of it to be guaranteed safety and to have a home"

- Chief Ben Weenie

 

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FILM REVIEWS

       "[RESERVE 107] is a valuable resource that gives me great hope as I hold it up beside the recent statements of the Federal Minister of Indigenous Affairs. We are living in days of great potential for moving into the spirit and intent of Treaties. The Young Chippewayan Band and the peoples of Laird, Saskatchewan have modeled a trail of respect for us as we journey to renewed convenants."

                                                       - STAN MCKAY, FISHER RIVER CREE NATION, MANITOBA

 

 

        "Reserve 107 is a beautifully photographed, wonderfully accessible documentary – part history lesson, part current affairs class - that teaches us that reconciliation is about relationships and that relationships evolve, need nurturing, and are built on foundations of friendship, sharing and respect. From Reserve 107 we learn that while the road to reconciliation is a bumpy one with many switchbacks and more than a few obstacles, the destination is well worth the journey. By tackling the land issue head on, and by letting those closest to this remarkable story talk openly and honestly about all the emotions this journey generated for them - fear, apprehension, anxiety, guilt, hope and pride – the Stoney Knoll experience will resonate with Indigenous and non-Indigenous people across the country who find themselves similarly entangled in history. It should be required viewing for everyone in Canada who is serious about reconciliation and, perhaps more importantly, for those who are not."

                                                                                          - ED BIANCHI, KAIROS CANADA

 

"The legacy of illegal land dispossession continues to [be a] challenge in contemporary Canada. All settler populations have benefited from theft and fraud carried out by governments. True reconciliation includes the restitution of land rights. This film captures the essence of the struggle and the relationships that are so critically needed for Canada to find a path forward."
                                         - JENNIFER PRESTON, CANADIAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE

 


"This is a fantastic and important film that excels technically and emotionally.

It's a heartwarming look at how those who were displaced are working together with the white farmers and families that own the land"

                                           - AMY MAGNUS, 2016 SPEECHLESS FILM FESTIVAL JUDGE

                    "Reserve 107 spoke exceptionally well to our generation. We have grown up learning about Indigenous affairs and the value of righting the foundation of our friendship. Through only thirty-two minutes we are shown two groups of people speaking at solutions and actually acting on them together, capturing the raw passion for structural change in a respectful and educated manner is one of the many reasons as to why this film has earned honourable mention for the Nigel Moore award."
 

                       - NIGEL MOORE AWARD JURORS, VANCOUVER DOXA FILM FESTIVAL

 

 

© 2016 St. Johns Lutheran Laird & Mennonite Central Committee Saskatchewan

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