Life on the street in Thunder Bay has been “very tough” for a grandmother from Eabametoong.
“It’s getting a lot worse now,” Deborah Waboose said on a sunny Thanksgiving Day in the Intercity area. “We’ve lost so many people in the past month and a half. They’re gone — died.”
Told from the perspectives of a broad range of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people, a four-part educational documentary series hopes to open up the dialogue about what it is like to live as an First Nations person in the Thunder Bay region.
A documentary on an Attawapiskat youth’s push for equitable funding for education in First Nations communities will open the fifth annual Biindigaate Indigenous Film Festival Sept. 27-29 in Thunder Bay.