The Walk-A-Mile Film Project series is a way to bring discussions on diversity and relationship building into sharper focus. We want to encourage all our community members, no matter where they come from, to fully understand historical Aboriginal and community issues. It's important to understand these issues in their current context so that we can have discussions that are both informed as well as welcoming and respectful.

The Film Project

The Walk-A-Mile Film Project premiered on February 6 in Thunder Bay. It was created by a collaboration of the City of Thunder Bay's Aboriginal Liaison Unit with Thunderstone Pictures. Read about the making of Walk-A-Mile or learn about the team involved in the Project. If you would like the DVD but require international shipping, please contact us.

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Watch the trailer

5 short documentary films

Walk-A-Mile Film Project is a series of 5 short documentary films that are designed to educate and encourage frank conversations in our community about the reality of the life and history of Aboriginal peoples both here and across Canada. The films, which are the creation of award winning film maker Michelle Derosier, are each 10-15 minutes long and address subjects such as treaties, racism, violence against women, and the way forward.

Strengthen community relationships

The overall objective of this project is to strengthen relationships between the community at large and Urban Aboriginal Peoples. Through this project, we can address misinformation and myths that persist in the broader community about Aboriginal Peoples so that our community.

Sponsors

The Walk-A-Mile Film Project would not have been possible without sponsorship and support from the business, academic and non-profit sectors of the community at large. Thank you to the organizations threw their whole-hearted support behind the Project. Meegwetch to the following:

Visionary Level Sponsors

  • Thunder Bay Police Services Board
  • City of Thunder Bay - Aboriginal Liaison
  • City of Thunder Bay - Human Resources
  • Lakehead Public Schools
  • Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board
  • Bank of Montreal
  • TD Canada Trust
  • Cliffs Natural Resources
  • Form Architecture
  • Fort William First Nation
  • Tbaytel
  • Thunder Bay Ventures
  • Confederation College
  • MNP
  • Chronicle Journal

Gold Level Sponsors

  • Lakehead University - office of Aboriginal Initiatives
  • Equipment World
  • Diversity Thunder Bay
  • Bain Smith Consulting
  • Metis Nation of Ontario
  • Eryou Barristers and Solicitors

Silver Level Sponsors

  • Robert C Edwards Barristers & Solicitors
  • Creighton Youth Services
  • Lowery's
  • Thunder Bay District Social Services & Administration Board
  • Aird & Berlis
  • Genivar Inc.
  • Fricot Law A Professional Corporation

Bronze Level Sponsors

  • Kiikenomaga KiKenjigewen Employment & Training Services (KKETS)
  • Canadian Auto Workers Union
  • Weiler, Maloney, Nelson
  • Pierre D Beaupre (community member)

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