Special documentary screening and discussion at the Canadian Museum of History

November 17, 2016


For immediate release

Gatineau, Quebec, November 17, 2016 — The Canadian Museum of History is presenting a special documentary screening and discussion on The Pass System.

Join us on Tuesday, November 22, at 7 p.m. to see the documentary The Pass System, which illuminates a little-known episode in Canada’s history. For over 60 years, the Canadian government often denied Indigenous Peoples the basic freedom to leave their reserves without a pass. Cree, Saulteaux, Dene, Ojibwe and Blackfoot Elders of the Prairies describe living under and resisting the system, and link their experiences to the present day.

Acclaimed Cree actor and activist Tantoo Cardinal narrates this investigative look into a little-known aspect of Canadian history. The film is directed and produced by Alex Williams.

The Pass System
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $15; $10 for Museum Members and students

This film was made with assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council, with many community supporters, and in association with Tamarack Productions. You may purchase your ticket at the Museum’s Box Office or by calling 819-776-7000 or 1-800-555-5621.

More information is available at historymuseum.ca or by calling 819-776-7000 or 1-800-555-5621.

Work of the Canadian Museum of History is made possible in part through financial support of the Government of Canada.

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Media contacts:
Stéphanie Verner
Media Relations Officer
Telephone: 819-776-7169
Email: stephanie.verner@historymuseum.ca

Éliane Laberge
Social Media and Media Relations Officer
Telephone: 819-776-7097
Email: eliane.laberge@historymuseum.ca