top of page
Residential School Tribute
The bodies of 215 children have been discovered at a Residential School site in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. All Residential School sites need to be searched for similar findings. Far too long have we heard from Residential School survivors who said "children were there one day then gone the next" without any explanation. This video is intended to help us continue healing while we must never forget these tragedies. Edited by: Michael Summers • FENFC Archival footage provided by the National Film Board of Canada. Camera Operator for dance footage: Dennis Porter • Bell Media Camera Operator for water footage: Michael Summers • FENFC Music provided by: Epidemic Sounds • 'Give me a try' by Killrude Please visit https: www.fenfc.org/who-we-are for more information about residential schools. You can also watch our Indigenous Perspectives series here on our YouTube channel @fenfctv
25th Annual Mid-Winter Pow Wow
The Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre held it's 25th annual mid-winter pow wow March of 2020. In this video we explore the journey from the centre's first pow wow up until this year's. Footage of past mid-winter pow wows was found and included into this project to help show the growth that has occurred over the years here at the Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre. Smoke dance is highlighted along with other various explanations of what is going on at our pow wow. Thank you to everyone who helped make this video possible.
Friendship Centre Kindness Challenge
The Sault Ste. Marie Friendship Centre has issued a challenge to all Friendship Centres to create and share a video to show how we share our kindness. Guided by music from our local Women's Drum Group, we look into some of the things that the FENFC staff do to show their kindness. We now extend the challenge to you! "Together for a Stronger Tomorrow"
We're Still Here 150 Years Plus
The Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre was fortunate enough to hire two students this past summer to create a video that displays the Indigenous perspective towards Canada's 150 years celebration. The war of 1812, The Residential Schools and their effects on generations of First Nations people and resources for healing are all mentioned here in this video. One of the goals during this project was to have Chris Henry and Joe Alex Shawana work together and learn from each other. Joe has shared culture with Chris while Chris has shared video and photography with Joe. Michael Summers managed this project guiding Chris and Joe through the process of documentary filmmaking. Together they created this documentary which FENFC-TV proudly presents to all of you. A big thank you to everyone that participated.
Under the Rainbow Childcare Expansion
This past year FENFC has been working on expanding the Under the Rainbow Childcare Facility. Construction began in June 2018 and was completed by December 2018 which shows the dedication by those who worked hard on completing this build. Visit www.fenfc.org to learn more about the Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre and everything we have to offer to the community.
2017 Courage to Soar Graduation Ceremony
Courage to Soar is an alternative option to main stream high school. This is where those who may be struggling with main stream high school classes can come and receive more help and one on one learning. Adults who have not yet received their high school diploma can also attend this program to begin working towards their G.E.D. Overall, this program aims to assist almost anyone who may be striving towards finishing their high school diploma while providing real life work experience with short on the job training opportunities. Congratulations to the Class of 2017!!! All the best moving forward. Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/FortErieNFC Visit our website: www.fenfc.org
Courage to Soar Graduation 2019
On June 25th 2019 five students of our Courage to Soar program graduated with their high school diploma. We commend them for all of their hard work and wish them all the best as they move onto their next chapter in life. Congratulations Courage to Soar Class of 2019!!!
New Statues at Brock University
Brock University unveiled two new statues this past Friday and FENFC was there to cover all of the action. The statues are exact replicas of those that are installed within the Landscape of Nations display at Queenston Heights. John Brant and John Norton are now memorialized overlooking the healing garden at Brock University.