Friday, May 22, 2015 – 2:00PM
- “Big Voice” tells the story of Lyle Keewatin Richards, a leader in his Aboriginal community and a bridge between the urban Native population and the City of Red Deer, Alberta. Lyle recounts the numerous victories his community achieved for the rights of Aboriginal people over decades. One of these includes establishing an official memorial and day of recognition for the children who passed away at Indian Residential School in Red Deer under Canada’s painful history of assimilation. In their spare time, Lyle and his whole family are involved in 19th century re-enactments of the Metis Rebellion. Lyle explores the meaning of these re-enactments, which he sees as an educational tool and a part of Aboriginal history for Native youth to take pride in. After years of striving for social justice on the frontlines, Lyle’s health has caused him to slow down, but he proudly passes the baton to the next generation of Aboriginal activists.
- Documentary History & Biography
- Sara Wylie
- Production Company
- SALAZAR Film