Written by: Sydney Luther, Communications Assistant


Saskatchewan Craft Council is proud to partner with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and Saskatoon’s Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op (CNYC) to present two FREE community screening of Indigenous films and digital art:

WHEN: Thursday, December 7, 2017
– Afternoon screening: 2-3 pm
– Evening screening: 7-8 pm

WHERE: Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery, 813 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon, SK

We will be screening Souvenir, a series of four NFB short films addressing Aboriginal identity and representation, as well as never before seen short digital works created by CNYC youth.

Aabiziinbwashi (Wide Awake): NFB Indigenous Cinema on Tour

Throughout 2017, the NFB is offering the films in its exceptional collection of 250+ Indigenous-made works to all Canadians — for community screenings! These are the stories of our land, told by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit filmmakers from every region of the country. Powerful, political, and profound, these films will initiate and inspire conversations on identity, family, community, and nationhood. We will be screening Souvenir, a series of four NFB short films addressing Aboriginal identity and representation.

Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op: Word on the Street (WOTS)

A still from Micheal Ben’s short film “Micheal was Here”

The Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op (CNYC) is a grassroots organization committed to providing a safe space for inner city and marginalized youth in Saskatoon. They focus on helping youth develop life and employment skills through hands-on programming and offer curriculum approved classes, taught by an accredited teacher, for students to earn high school credits. CNYC promotes the values of community, cooperation, sustainability, environmentalism, gratitude, accountability, and leadership in an empowering and respectful atmosphere.

Word on the Street (WOTS) is a youth-focused digital storytelling program offered at CNYC. Along with working on their own projects, the youth are introduced to a variety of art organizations and community resources that are available in Saskatoon and get to engage directly with local artists. CNYC’s collaboration with the Saskatchewan Craft Council is such an opportunity for WOTS youth – who are first time filmmakers. They will have several short films; which are all documentaries, reflective and inspiring, but very unique from one another.

Drop by the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery at 813 Broadway Avenue in Saskatoon for the afternoon or evening screenings. Enjoy a bag of popcorn! We encourage you to stay and discuss the films. Everyone is welcome!






For more information please contact Vivian Orr, Communications & Publications Coordinator, at (306) 653-3616 ext. 3 or scc.editor@sasktel.net