Similkameen Crossroads

Similkameen Crossroads

An interactive photo essay on the relationship between Indigeniety, place, and spirituality inspired by an old missionary chapel in rural British Columbia and the First Nations elder who maintains it.

Similkameen Crossroads

Similkameen Crossroads

Similkameen Crossroads is an interactive photo-documentary by Tyler Hagan that explores the relationship between spirituality and landscape in the lives of the Upper & Lower Similkameen First Nations. Their response to colonial influence and oppression over the past several hundred years is juxtaposed with the story of the filmmaker discovering his Métis heritage, and struggling with the implications of having a shared history with both the colonizers and colonized.

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada.

www.nfb.ca/crossroads

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