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Award-winning short films by Indigenous youth to be showcased at University of Windsor

Award-winning short films directed by Indigenous youth will be featured Friday night at the University of Windsor as part of cross-country artistic effort to promote reconciliation.

'Creating awareness and opening a dialogue is an important part of reconciliation for Indigenous people'

Award-winning short films directed by Indigenous youth will be showcased Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, at the University of Windsor as part of cross-country artistic effort to promote reconciliation.

Award-winning short films directed by Indigenous youth will be featured Friday night at the University of Windsor as part of cross-country artistic effort to promote reconciliation.

The Wapikoni Cinema on Wheels tour will be showcased from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday night in front of the CAW student centre. It features films made by Indigenous youth from Eastern Canada.

"These works are a unique part of Indigenous cultural heritage," said Manon Barbeau, executive director of Wapikoni.

Julie Tucker, Director of the Windsor and Region Arts Council called the short films "inspiring."

"Indigenous projects like the Cinema on Wheels tour are important not only to the youth involved, but for the communities they visit," said Kathryn Pasquach, Aboriginal Outreach Coordinator at the University of Windsor. "Creating awareness and opening a dialogue is an important part of reconciliation for Indigenous people."

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