Regalia: Pride in Two Spirits

screens: 
Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 11:30
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 10:00
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 11:45
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 10:00
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 11:45
location: 
Roundhouse Community Centre
131 Roundhouse Mews
tickets: 
$10 adult; $7 child, youth, senior; $5 each for groups of 10 or more
Director: 
Jen Sungshine, David Ng
length: 
5min
year: 
2016
country: 
Canada (BC)

Two Spirit people embody the strength of both female and male spirits, and they were revered by many First Nations. Under Canada's residential school program, Indigenous children were removed from their homes and severely punished for speaking their mother tongue. Subsequently, cultural knowledge and many cultural teachings were lost. Duane Stewart-Grant, from the X̌ à’islak’ala (Haisla) and nuučaan̓uł (Nuu-chah-nulth) First Nations, shares his experience of reclaiming culture and language which is a pivotal step in embracing his queer identity.