THR – Reconciliation Through Film: Six Miles Deep
Participants have 2 weeks to view a film, read supporting materials, and then come together for a scheduled video conference call to debrief.
Six Miles Deep – Registration (ends Friday, February 12)
Watch the film and read the materials: February 13 – February 27
Reflection Group: Saturday, February 27, 12:30-2:00 ET
This short documentary offers a portrait of a group of women who led their community, the largest reserve in Canada, Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve, in an historic blockade to protect their land.
On February 28, 2006, members of the Iroquois Confederacy blockaded a highway near Caledonia, Ontario to prevent a housing development on land that falls within their traditional territories. The ensuing confrontation made national headlines for months. Less well-known is the crucial role of the clan mothers of the community who set the rules for conduct. When the community’s chiefs ask people to abandon the barricades, it is the clan mothers who overrule them, leading a cultural reawakening in their traditionally matriarchal community.
Registration is now closed!