Niigaanibatowaad:FrontRunners with Post Film Conversation

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Front Runner Poster

The truth and reconciliation testimonies have re-enforced the notion that at the root of each spoken story lies the potential for healing. But for the story to reach its full potential and its maximum power, it also must to be heard.

You are invited to participate in a night of Truth and Reconciliation with the projection of the film Niigaanibatowaad:FrontRunners by Lori Lewis. The film tells the story of Indigenous athletes taken out of residential school in preparation for the Winnipeg 1967 Pam Am games, and their 800 km journey to carry the flame to the opening ceremonies. When the runners arrived at the stadium, they were not allowed to enter with the torch. Instead, a non-Indigenous runner was given the honour.

 Niigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners is a story of survival, hope, reconciliation and a dream for a new beginning that transcends stereotypes and racism.”

Very Special Guests, the FrontRunners, will be present for a post-screening conversation.  Charlie Nelson, Bill Chippeway and Patrick Bruyere, three of the original long-distance runners from the 1967 Winnipeg Pan-Am Games Torch Relay will share their stories, speaking from the heart and relating their inspiring healing journeys.

On Wednesday May 16th, 2018.  7pm  FREE EVENT


Be part of Truth and Reconciliation in action at the

Wenjack Theatre

Trent University

2131 East Bank Drive

Peterborough Ontario

Doors open at 6:30. Event starts at 7 pm sharp.








Wenjack Theatre, Trent University
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