Dear closer and more distant colleagues


It is just a few days (Friday 24th of May, starting 14.00) until the Bones of Crowns film screening event at Forum Groningen. This is therefore a reminder and a kind request to consider joining us or passing on the information to someone who may be interested. This film was never released in the Netherlands and is a unique opportunity to watch this movie here as it will be shown only once. I copy some information about the context below for your information.


In a nutshell about this movie: Removed from their family home and forced into Canada’s residential school system, Cree musical prodigy Aline and her siblings are plunged into a struggle for survival. ‘Bones of Crows’ is Aline’s journey from child to matriarch, a moving multi-generational epic of resilience, survival and the pursuit of justice.


The event is a not-for-profit event, with a dedicated educational aim. We provide an introduction to the topic which includes a short context to the film given by Dr. Laura de Vos (Radboud University Nijmegen) as well as a reading of a personal introduction by TSAWOUT Elder Mavis Underwood.


There is space for reflection after viewing the movie. You can view a trailer for Bones of Crows here:


Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite. They are 5 euros each. All proceeds from this event are donated to support Indigenous Leadership Programmes in Canada (WSANEC).





This event is organised by students at the University College Groningen (Lou de Muynck, Chris de Ruiter, Livia Massa and Mara van Hermon) as part of an interdisciplinary project called “Decolonizing Education”. Under the supervision of Dr. Bettina van Hoven, Associate Professor Cultural Geography at the University College Groningen, the student project explores possibilities for (and to actively work on) decolonization, with a specific focus on Canada. In particular, students are learning about Indigenous experiences and knowledge systems and the persisting problems faced by Indigenous Peoples in Canada to this day as well as resilience shown by them.