We were thrilled to host a celebration of National Indigenous People’s Day at Hotel Wolfe Island this year, with a screening of the captivating film “Falls Around Her” starring Tantoo Cardinal. June 21st fell on a Wednesday this year, but a mid-week event at 4pm didn’t seem to deter movie goers, while the Indigenous-themed snack after the screening topped off a nice later afternoon event.
"Falls Around Her," a beautiful film directed by Darlene Naponse and starring the talented Tantoo Cardinal and Tina Keeper, took the audience on an unforgettable journey. Through mesmerizing cinematography that brought the Sudbury landscape to life, "Falls Around Her" unfolded as an empowering story. The film revolved around an Anishinaabe musician, portrayed by Tantoo Cardinal, as she embarked on a profound journey of self-discovery and reconnection with her community, and the land she called home.
The screening of "Falls Around Her" provided a unique opportunity to immerse ourselves in the rich storytelling and artistic vision of Darlene Naponse. The film not only showcased the extraordinary talents of Tantoo Cardinal and Tina Keeper but also highlighted the beauty and resilience of Anishinaabe culture including ways of knowing and being.
Following the screening, attendees were invited to indulge in a serving of traditional strawberry drink and two sister’s soup, a symbolic and refreshing gesture that honored Indigenous cultural traditions and the significance of community.
Thank you to all who joined us as we celebrated National Indigenous People’s Day.