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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Eastend Culture Days: The Pass System Film Screening


Film & video Indigenous
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T Rex Discovery Centre

1 T-Rex Drive, Eastend, Saskatchewan

Eastend, SK



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Join us at the T Rex Discovery Cetnre for a screening of the documentary The Pass System followed by a discussion with the film's director Alex Williams.

The Pass System illuminates Canada’s hidden history of racial segregation. For over 60 years, the Canadian government denied many Indigenous peoples the basic freedom to leave their reserves without a pass. Nehiyaw, Saulteaux, Dene, Ojibwe and Niitsitapi elders tell their stories of living under and resisting the system, and link their experiences to today. Renowned artists and scholars give context to the on-going legacy of the system.

Acclaimed actor and activist Tantoo Cardinal (Stumptown, Dances with Wolves, Legends of the Fall), narrates this investigative look into a little-known Canada, with music by award-winning composer Cris Derksen.

Reception to follow.


Eastend Arts Council

Eastend Arts Council

Eastend Arts Council is a volunteer-run, registered not for profit that owns and operates the Wallace Stegner House. The Eastend Arts Council enriches the community through supporting writers, artists, culture and heritage.

Our mission is to connect local and global communities to Eastend’s inspiring landscapes, its heritage and the arts, fostering a culture of creativity.


Katherine Ruschiensky