"A training film for B.C.'s municipal police recruits on the relationship between police and Aboriginal peoples. The intention of the film is to provide a first step training for recruits on: the history of Aboriginal peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Me´tis peoples), particularly in B.C. ; the role of police in the enforcement of laws of Canada that today are deemed to have been damaging to the Aboriginal peoples [...] ; the experience of the Aboriginal peoples through that lens, showing what police will see on the streets and in the communities today, both the powerfully positive and the profoundly negative ; the consequence of generations of children being taken from families and entered into the residential schools of this country [...] ; and finally, connecting issues of drug and alcohol abuse, family disintegration and loss of identity to the sexual, psychological, physical and other abuses common in the schools." (container)
Directed by Nicholas Kendall, Keet Neville ; produced by Nicholas Kendall, Norma-Jean McLaren ; co-produced by Axel Hovbrender ; concept, research & interviews, Norma-Jean McClaren ; cinematography, Nicholas Kendall ; editor, Sidney Chiu.
Interviewees, Kerry MacKenzie, Bob Joseph Jr., Chief Justin Sky George, Sherry Small, Jerry Adams, Gerry Oleman, Lois Loyer, Darrell Dennis, Sheryl Armstrong, Dave Dixon, Rick Lavallee, Kiel MacDonald, Susan Tatoosh, Mike Dangeli, Leonard George.
Funded by National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program of Health and Welfare Canada and the National Native Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
"This is a 2 part manual which was prepared to assist Native and Inuit alcohol and durg rehabilitation staff in helping our people fina a new way of life, sobriety. The manual advances a spiritual model of recovery called Frameworking which has deep roots in traditional Native and Inuit way of life". [from "About the Manual]