Prairie Sage Protectors is an APIRG Working Group and a collective of Diaspora, Black & Indigenous peoples organizing towards a Liberated, Anti Colonial world.
Join members of PSP for a screening of Poundmaker's Lodge: A Healing Place followed by a panel to discuss the film.
About the film: Just north of the City of Edmonton lies Poundmaker’s Lodge, an addiction and mental-health facility specializing in treatment for Indigenous people. Founded in 1973 and still operational today, the Lodge’s programs and services are Indigenous-run and based in culturally appropriate recovery and healing techniques. Framing the short documentary with the words of the great Plains Cree Chief Pîhtokahanapiwiyin (Poundmaker), Alanis Obomsawin presents a frank examination of the root causes of substance abuse in Indigenous communities and how the absence of love and support – exacerbated by the impacts of colonialism and racism – created a legacy of alcoholism for some individuals.