CHEK highlighting National Indigenous People’s Day with locally made documentaries

CHEK highlighting National Indigenous People's Day with locally made documentaries
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To mark National Indigenous People’s Day, CHEK will be showing two Indigenous documentaries free of commercial interruption.

The first feature presentation will air at 8 p.m. on June 21 on CHEK and streamed on CHEK+.

The first documentary, ‘Shaping Our Future,’ focuses on the journey of 60 to 80 inmates at the Wilkinson Road Jail who helped carve a 340-year-old cedar log into a strikingly tall totem pole, a project that was spearheaded by Vancouver Island Regional Correction Centre’s Indigenous cultural liaison Max Henry.

The second feature presentation airing at 8:30 p.m. will be the season finale of the award-winning CHEK show, Our Native Land. Titled, Kaska Dena: True North, this 30-minute documentary follows the journey of Host Tchadas Leo up to the northern border of British Columbia and the Yukon to the remote community of Daylu Dena. This exciting journey showcases the resilience of a remote nation as they rebuild their multiplex centre after their previous band office and former residential school was destroyed.

According to the government of Canada’s website, National Aboriginal Day, now National Indigenous Peoples Day, was announced in 1996 by then Governor General of Canada, RomĂ©o LeBlanc, through the Proclamation Declaring June 21 of Each Year as National Aboriginal Day.

Both feature presentations can be viewed live on the CHEK+ app

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