It’s a big weekend in Cochrane for content created by First Nations media producers, thanks in part to two events hosted by the Cochrane Public Library.
In addition to the Indigenous Author Celebration on February 22, the library will host a screening of the award-winning film project Three Feathers the evening prior on February 21.
“We’re using graphic novels and baby books and comic books to reclaim our languages and our traditions,” said Richard Van Camp, the author of the graphic novel (illustrated by Krystal Mateus) of the same name on which the film is based. He’ll be at the library to host the screening, and a discussion afterward.
Three Feathers follows the story of three youth who got into significant trouble and, through a traditional sentencing circle, were sentenced to live on the land for nine months with two Dene Elders.
“The producer said ‘If we’re going to make it a movie, let’s make it the only movie in the world shot in four different languages,'” Van Camp added.