Join us for a screening of this powerful film that documents the success of the Nunavik Inuit and Cree to set their own path by creating co-operatives to build a prosperous future. In their own words, the Nunavik Inuit and Cree recount their struggle and how their co-ops came shining through.
After the screening CHF BC’s CEO, Thom Armstrong, will sit down to discuss the film with filmmaker, John Houston and Sokchiveneath Taing Chhoan, Senior Manager of Socioeconomic Development at Federation of Co-operatives of Northern Quebec (Ilagiisaq/FCNQ).
How did the Inuit and Cree of Nunavik (Northern Quebec) manage to transform their lives without relinquishing their values? Knowledge holders in Atautsikut / Leaving None Behind say art played a key role. It was carving sales that fueled the upstart co-operatives’ bid to break the monopoly of “the boss”—the Hudson’s Bay Company. Fifty years ago, those co-ops federated, to build a prosperous future for all—in keeping with their principle of leaving none behind. Listen as Elders reveal how a little patchwork of co-operatives banded together to come out from under the boss—and change their place in the world.
A marginalized people rose up from humble beginnings, with nothing but their talent, their guiding principles, and their determination to leave none behind.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please note: you and your members will continue to have access to this screening until the end of Co-op Week which is celebrated in Canada the third week of October.
Registration Cost: This event is free, but in lieu of registration costs we ask that members consider making a donation to:
Federation of Co-operatives of Northern Quebec (FCNQ)’s Education Trust
Donations can be made via cheque to:
FCNQ EDUCATION TRUST
19950 Clark Graham Ave,
Baie-D’Urfe, Quebec H9X 3R8
Or you may wish to make a donation in support of Indigenous residential school survivors. Here is a list of options you might consider:
Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society
Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society is a B.C. based organization that’s been providing services like counselling and health and cultural services to survivors of residential schools. Donate here. Residential school survivors who need support can call the National Indian Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419.
Legacy of Hope Foundation
Orange Shirt Society
Orange Shirt Society works to raise awareness of intergenerational trauma caused by the residential schools and commemorate the experiences of survivors. Donate here.
True North Aid
True North Aid provides practical humanitarian support to Indigenous communities in Canada. They have several categories of aid you can contribute to, including housing, food and reconciliation projects. Donate here.
First Nations Child and Family Caring Society
First Nations Child and Family Caring Society develops education initiatives, public policy campaigns and provides resources to support First Nations communities and ensure the well-being of youth and their families. Donate here.
Reconciliation Canada focuses on workshops and community outreach to further the dialogue around reconciliation. Donate here.