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Blood and Water: Film Screening and Panel with Layla Black

January 20, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Water Allies for a film screening of Blood & Water: A Story of Reclamation. The film, directed by Layla Staats (Black) is a self-narrated documentary exposing new light on the modern day impact and generational trauma caused by residential schools, and exploring the relation between water and healing. Layla Staats is Mohawk, Turtle Clan from Six Nations on the Grand River. After the film, Layla & panelists shared stories about the Land Black movement, water and land defense, and their journey to connect with and reclaim their culture through a relationship with the water.

 “This film shares some of the most important lessons I’ve learned on my road to reclaiming my Mohawk identity and a deeper look at how residential schools impacted me even though they had closed many years before I was born. I know that I am not alone, this is not just my story. This film goes out to everyone else that is walking the red road.”

— Layla Black, Director of Blood and Water


January 20, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm