Fearless filmmaker seeks to heal a troubled history

Culture December 21, 2021 News
Fearless filmmaker seeks to heal a troubled history

From Indian Country Today | Lifestyle by Vincent Schilling

Vincent Schilling, Akwesasne Mohawk, is the associate editor and senior correspondent at Indian Country Today who enjoys creating media, technology, comics, and movies. He is a film critic and writes the #NativeNerd column.

In the wake of the discovery of unknown children’s bodies at the Kamloops Indian Boarding School as well as other locations in the United States and Canada, a fearless Native filmmaker is working to explore and expose a disturbing past faced by Native families.

“Oyate Woyaka (The People Speak)” in pre-production delves into the issues of historical trauma, languages lost and the cultural genocide committed due to residential boarding schools.

Photo Courtesy of Oyate Woyaka

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