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The Conversation: ‘Decolonizing Lens’: Winnipeg and virtual film series reflects the beauty of Indigenous worldviews

June 19, 2024 — 

As written in The Conversation by Jocelyn Thorpe, Associate Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies, History, University of Manitoba and Kaila Johnston, Supervisor of Education, Outreach and Public Programming, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, University of Manitoba. 

Decolonizing Lens is a film and discussion series based in Winnipeg that brings together Indigenous filmmakers, their films and audiences as a form of public education.

We began the series in 2016 after the publication of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada and a gathering of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students facilitated by a youth-driven movement, the 4Rs. The 4Rs engages young people in cross-cultural dialogue toward reconciliation. We helped co-ordinate the gathering at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) at the University of Manitoba.

Research at the University of Manitoba is partially supported by funding from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund.

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