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Get Over It: A Path to Healing

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Catalogue Number:  IFP001
Producer:  InFilm Productions
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Criminal Justice & Law, Documentary, First Nations Studies, Guidance, Health, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sociology
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2018
Running Time:  28:01


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This film exposes the health crisis facing the Indigenous community in Canada through the stories of three Indigenous women. These women who survived the residential school system in Canada take viewers through an emotional journey of abuse and trauma and exposes viewers to the negative effects of these experiences on their health.  The women's stories, intertwined with community leaders and medical experts, accounts and sheds light on possible methods that will bring healing to a suffering community.

Featuring:

Mary Courchene - Mary is a residential school survivor and a recognized cultural Elder in the First Nations communities of Manitoba.  She is Anicinabe Ojibwa from Sagkeeng First Nation.  She has been a classroom teacher, special education counsellor, principal, student placement advisor, Superintendent, founding principal at Children of the Earth High School, and Dean of Education at Red River College. She recently received the Order of Manitoba.

Marlene Kayseas – Marlene is a residential school survivor and elder-in-residence at the University of Manitoba. At the tender age of seven she was enrolled in Muscowequan Indian Residential School. Prior to this point, the family of eleven lived in a two-bedroom home where love, sharing and kindness were valued.

Victoria is a residential school survivor. She parlayed her passion for the visual arts into a teaching position, where she served as an Aboriginal liaison as well as an art educator through the St. James-Assiniboia School Division. She also earned an award in Spirituality and Cultural Education through the Aboriginal Circle of Educators for her work.


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