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Circle of Eagles

  • Genre: Documentary

  • Director: Merv Thomas
  • Producer(s): Jason Lawrence
  • Length: 54m


This film shares powerful, emotional stories of the impact of government policies, residential schools, foster care, poverty and systemic racism which has led to extremely high rates of incarceration of Indigenous people in Canada. "I have been in almost every federal prison across Canada, right to the SHU (Special Handling Unit) and I still have not found one institution that was as bad as I experienced in residential school." Said Ron Laprise.

Devastatingly, many Indigenous children died in Canada's residential schools, and still, many who survived ended up in Canada's prisons. This film highlights that there is hope and healing in culture and a return to indigenous knowledge and ceremony.

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