The Power of the Spirit

Directors

Dr. Raoul McKay Jesse Green

Producer

Producer Dr. Raoul McKay
  • Release Date 2014
  • Running Time 50 minutes
  • Closed Captions No
  • Availability Canada

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$250.00
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$250.00

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The Power of the Spirit explores state-sanctioned attempts to “take the Indian out of the child” and the efforts Indigenous people embarked on in the 1950s and 60s to chart new grounds for education and spirituality based on traditional learning.

Family relationships and traditional teachings of Indigenous people were severely disrupted by the Canadian Government and church-run Residential and Confessional schools from the late 1800s until well into the 20th century. Indigenous spirituality and teachings by Elders including respect for Mother Earth, form the basis of modern education at Yellowquill College in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Blue Quills College in St. Paul, Alberta. Director and executive producer Dr. Raoul McKay holds four degrees from the University of Toronto including a Ph.D. in History. He received a National Aboriginal Achievement Award in 2010 for his contributions to education and communities.

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