Lecture series kicks off with documentary

BRANTFORD — Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World will be screened as the first of several fall events at Laurier Brantford.

The series is sponsored by the Friends and Neighbours Group, a grassroots committee of volunteers supporting the Woodland Cultural Centre’s Save The Evidence Campaign. It kicks off the group’s 2018-19 lecture series presented in association with Laurier Brantford.

“Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World” is a multiple award winner at major film festivals across the continent.

Rumble tells the story of a profound, essential and, until now, missing chapter in the history of North American music. It shows how talented Indigenous musicians such as Charley Patton, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jimi Hendrix and Robbie Robertson helped shaped the soundtracks of our lives.

Screening starts at 7 p.m. in Room RCE 004 in the Research and Academic Centre of Laurier Brantford at 150 Dalhousie St.

The goal of the rest of the lecture series, entitled Revealing The Truth, is to educate people and promote a community dialog about the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School and reconciliation. The Mohawk Institute, on Mohawk Street in Brantford, operated as a residential school from 1828 until its closure in 1970.

Future lectures include: Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. Former Brantford-Brant MPP and Speaker of the Ontario legislature Dave Leave will talk about his personal experience in discovering his Indigenous ancestry, as well as his observations on Indigenous issues gained over a two-decade career in politics.

Acclaimed musician Tom Wilson will talk about his experiences after learning in his 50s that he was Indigenous, in a lecture entitled “Beautiful Scars: Looking for the Truth While Living Between Two Worlds.” Look for that on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.

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