Torchrunner Films, Native Canadian Centre of Toronto and the National Film Board of Canada are pleased to announce:

Niigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners

Running & Reconciliation Film Screening and Ganoozh (Conversation)

Monday, July 17

Event begins at 6PM (Doors open at 5:30PM)

Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT)

16 Spadina Rd, Toronto, ON


Don’t miss this rare opportunity to participate in a conversation with four of the original frontrunners – all survivors of the residential school system – as they discuss running, reconciliation and healing. The conversation will be preceded by a screening of the NFB film Niigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners

Nine of the ten young men chosen for the 1967 Pan Am Games torch run were from residential schools. Niigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners is about the segregation of the Aboriginal athletes and the despair and abuse suffered in the school system. It is a story of survival, hope, reconciliation and a dream for a new beginning that transcends hatred and racism.

Guests include: Frontrunners Patrick Bruyere, William Chippeway, William Merasty, and Charlie Nelson, and filmmaker & writer Laura Robinson, along with other special guests.

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