I hope everyone enjoyed a happy and healthy holiday season.
In case you are not aware, tonight at 8 pm. on CBC marks the premiere of the made-for-television movie “One Dead Indian” about the killing of Dudley George at Ipperwash on Sept. 6, 1995.
The movie is based on the book of the same name by Toronto Star reporter Peter Edwards.
The two-hour film was given an advance screening in Toronto Dec. 20/05, and is a powerful indictment of the Mike Harris government’s handling of the Stoney Point land claim.
Wednesday Jan. 4 at 8pm ET
One Dead Indian, from CTV.CA
The timely and tragic story, based on the Ipperwash Crisis, the tragic 1995 incident whose aftermath reverberated from Dudley George’s family and community to the halls of Queen’s Park.
On September 4, 1995, Stoney Point Natives entered Ipperwash Provincial Park, near Sarnia, Ontario and began a peaceful protest aimed at reclaiming a traditional burial ground. Within 72 hours, one of the protestors, Dudley George, was dead, shot by an OPP officer wielding a machine gun. Based in large part on the extensive research of Peter Edwards’ acclaimed journalistic account of the same title, One Dead Indian is Canada’s own Bloody Sunday, an explosive political thriller that relives the events of those days and the judicial and political aftermath. A timely offering, as the Public Inquiry into the events is about to release its findings.