January 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Seattle Mennonite Church
3120 NE 125th St
Seattle, WA 98125
Jonathan Neufeld

Viewing of the documentary Reserve 107 and discussion facilitated by Elaine Enns, Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries, Oak View, CA.

For decades, stories have spread throughout the village of Laird, Saskatchewan. The First Nations that came to the town, starting in the 1970s, insisted that a treaty signed between their people and the government of Canada states the land of the locals actually belong to an Indigenous First Nation. But when a group of Mennonites and Lutherans in the town of Laird discover that the land they live on is in fact the former reserve of the Young Chippewayan First Nation, they are forced to acknowledge the history that has brought them to their present confrontation. A chief and descendant of the Young Chippewayan Band decides to invite the local community to a meeting where myths, assumptions and fears are shattered as this old injustice is about to provide an opportunity for friendship and renew a fierce determination to repair the wrongs of the past.

Questions? Contact jonathan@seattlemennonite.org

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