Spirit Bear and Children Make History is a stop-motion animation of the book by the same name adapted for screen by Michif animator Amanda Strong and Cindy Blackstock. It tells the story of Spirit Bear hopping a train to Ottawa and banding together with children and animals to end injustice against First Nations children at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. Based on a real case that resulted in Canada being ordered to end its discriminatory underfunding of services for First Nations kids, this film was made especially for children, but is essential viewing for all Canadians. 

This film is available with either French or English subtitles.

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Screening Formats

  • DVD,
  • AppleProRes,
  • BluRay,
  • H.264


Provided By

  • Winnipeg Film Group logo