“The copper is a symbol of justice, truth and balance, and to break one is a threat, a challenge and can be an insult. If you break copper on someone and shame them, there should be an apology.” — Beau Dick
Hereditary Chief Beau Dick walked some 500 kilometres from Kwak'wala: t̕łat̕ła̱sk̓udis Territory and journeyed to the Lwkungwen Territory (Victoria legislature) to publicly shame Kanata by Cutting Copper. I made a short film, more of a retake on my hour and half long documentary. I revamped the idea a little further to gain a new perspective on my film making abilities. With an honourable mention as well, I wish to state that to those that survived Indian Hospitals, I have decided to dedicate my time to research Indian hospitals ever further; where I plan to make a documentary on Indian hospitals in the coming year to commemorate the struggles Indian peoples face. Silent genocide is not the answer. Chief Beau made this well known by break copper, a sacred ceremony and this video echoes that voice ever further too.