Grand Council Treaty 3 recognizes the film release in Canada of Indian Horse based on the book by Richard Wagamese.

On April 13, 2018 theatres across Canada will be showing Indian Horse a film which is based on the book written by Richard Wagamese.  Indian Horse was written in 2012 and is about a Residential School survivor, Saul Indian Horse who had an extraordinary gift for hockey.

The novel Indian Horse won a People’s Choice award on CBC ‘s Canada Reads.  The novel was adapted into a film by writer Dennis Foch and producers Christine Haebler and Trish Dolman. Indian Horse premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2017.

Richard Wagamese passed away on March 2017 in Kamloops British Columbia.  Richard was a citizen of the Anishinaabe Nation of Treaty#3 being from Wabaseemoong First Nation.  He was a well known author of eight novels, a collectionary of poetry and five works of non-fiction.  He was a journalist, mentor, lecturer on creative writing who had an amazing gift to share stories on his personal experience that resonated and imparted knowledge to others about residential school and other topics.  He received several awards for his writing such as the Writer’s Guild of Alberta in 1994 for the book, The Keeper n’ Me.

Grand Council Treaty 3 encourages people to take the opportunity to see the film, Indian Horse as it comes to theatres across Canada.


For more information please contact:
Janine Seymour
Political Advisor