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Student fundraiser features Canadian documentary film

FERGUS - Awareness and fundraising are the objectives of two school organizations hosting Canada: Apartheid Nation, a fundraiser for the Students of Attawapiskat First Nation.

Centre Wellington District High School’s (CWDHS) Aboriginal club and Interact group are presenting an evening with film maker Angela O’Leary, the writer, executive producer and director of the film Canada: Apartheid Nation.

The event will feature a screening of the film, along with guest speakers including the film’s narrator, one of Canada’s leading character performers and writers and member of the hit CBC show, the Royal Canadian Air Farce.

Eden Mills author Janet Wilson, whose book Shannen and the Dream for a School highlights the struggles of  Shannen Koostachin, a child activist whose short life left a legacy through the fight for a new school on the Attawapiskat reservation earning Koostachin a nomination for the 2008 International Peace Prize and the 2010 Award for Human Rights by the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children.

After the film there will be an open discussion about the film and the current state of Attawapiskat First Nations.

This event takes place at CWDHS on Jan. 12. Doors open at 6:30 pm and admission is by donation for Attawapiskat, along with a non-perishable food donation for the Centre Wellington Food Bank. There will be a bake and craft sale as well as a silent auction.

For more information contact Jack Frimeth at 519-843-2500, ext.522 or

January 6, 2012


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