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Forgotten WarriorsLoretta Todd | 1997 | 51 min

This documentary introduces us to thousands of Indigenous Canadians who enlisted and fought alongside their countrymen and women during World War II, even though they could not be conscripted. Ironically, while they fought for the freedom of others, they were being denied equality in their own country and returned home to find their land seized. Loretta Todd’s poignant film offers forth the testimony of those who were there, and how they managed to heal.

This event is part of a project with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, “Let’s Talk about Reconciliation” in partnership with the the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), the Indigenous Matters Committee of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA), Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and Wapikoni Mobile.

For more information on the NFB Indigenous cinema on tour, Aabiziigwashi (Wide Awake), click here. 

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