Film Screening + Dialogue commemorating the National Day of Truth + Reconciliation
In-personFilm & video History & heritage Indigenous Storytelling Truth and Reconciliation
Date and time
Sunshine Coast Arts Council
5714 Medusa Street
Offered in English.
Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.
Saturday September 30th at 7PM
Screening: Anne Wheeler’s “Augusta”, 1976|16 mins
Dialogue: “Land Learing : reflections on responsibility, relationality, and being in place”, Moderated by Kamala Todd
On September 30th, alongside a panel dialogue, “Land Learning”, we will host a screening of Augusta, a film by Ann Wheeler. Made in 1976, this short documentary offers an intimate portrait of Augusta.
Christened “Mary Augusta Tappage,” Augusta was born on February 11, 1888 in Soda Creek, BC. She was the daughter of Christopher [Alex] Tappage, a Shuswap Chief, and Mary Ann Longshem, a Mètis woman. She attended the St. Joseph’s Mission residential school south of Williams Lake and was married at 15. Widowed as a young woman, Augusta raised her own children, taught herself midwifery skills and helped raise many other children in the area. On September 30th, alongside a dialogue, we will host a screening of Augusta, a film by Ann Wheeler. Made in 1976, this short documentary offers an intimate portrait of Augusta.
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Sunshine Coast Arts Council
Our History and Mandate:
The Sunshine Coast Arts Council (SCAC) is a volunteer-based society founded in 1966 to raise the profile of local artists and artisans. Our mandate is to broaden the opportunities for the citizens, artists and artisans of the Sunshine Coast to enjoy and participate in local cultural activities. We are a vital resource for the artistic and cultural life of the Coast community. In addition to operating the Arts Centre which includes two exhibition spaces, a music and visual arts studio, the SCAC hosts ongoing free cultural events. Our mission is to provide opportunities for Coast citizens to enjoy and participate in cultural activities, and to increase platforms for artists and artisans to share their work. We achieve this in a variety of ways including hosting exhibitions, developing public programs, delivering professional development workshops, finding platforms for young people to engage, hosting readings, screenings and talks, and providing accessible space for cultural groups to gather and work. Our annual craft fairs contribute economically and culturally to the creative sector and the broader. We work to make the Arts Centre a welcoming and open gathering place, that is community-minded and accessible for all. We seek to be a creatively vibrant and culturally relevant organisation for audiences and citizens across the Sunshine Coast.