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Jeff Barnaby caught the filmmaking bug back in the early 1980s, when acclaimed aboriginal documentary director Alanis Obomsawin fixed her lens on a controversial Quebec police raid over salmon fishing rights on his Mi'gmaq reserve in Listuguj, Que.
"Alanis is the reason that I'm a filmmaker,'' the 37-year-old said in a recent interview. "I think her doing a kind of politically charged film ('Incident at Restigouche') about my reserve really kicked off my film career in my brain.''
Laurie McDonald is First Nations residential school survivor, having attended the Ermineskin residential school in Alberta as a child.
He witnessed abuse in the form of neglect, physical and sexual abuse of children and emotional abuse.
“All those things were part of it,” said McDonald, an instructor at the Caring for First Nations Children Society in Langford. “It’s not ancient history. And we’re certainly feeling the affects of it.”