Healing Walk 2013, the fourth annual event took place, and I embarked on a journey I fear anyone can prepare for: confronting Alberta's Oil Soaked Nightmare. I visited Treaty Eight Territory and paid homage to each, and dedicate this piece of work to them and to those that struggle in the fight against dirty oil mining.
North Cowichan Municipal Meeting taking place surrounding an issue about 54 acres of forest they wish to destroy and turn into housing and money. Little did they know, they reside on Indian Country. I am a registered band member with Penelakut First Nation, in Chemainus BC, 54 acres known as "Echo Heights" are on the proverbial slab to be cut down. Once again, First Nations have been left out over lands and territory that is ours. I speak for myself and not for my band.
Where: Penelakut Territory (Chemainus British Columbia, Canada)
When: Ongoing since forceful occupation back in 1492
Concept: Destroy 54 acres of forest known as "Echo Heights; otherwise understood as: natural Indian Territory.
So I made a short film, about 19 minutes in length. A bit amateurish (shaky video, poor sound quality) but I perfect my talent, editing style, story gifts and other assortments of putting a documentary together as I go throughout my film career. This short film is a narrative style followed by a self-interview of myself near the end.
A Film by: Laughing Bear Productions (started in 2011)
Edited, directed, interviewed by: Kevin Adam Henry (Owner/Operator of Laughing Bear Productions)