The Honour of All: The Story of Alkali Lake

$50.00 each

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This DVD, from Four Winds International Institute was made as a part of a healing program for Indian people to find their way back to sobriety and wholeness. It can be painful to watch and so we recommend adult supervision for younger audiences.

Available in DVD.  The Honour of All: The Story of Alkali Lake, by Four Winds International Institute. 2006, 40 minutes, color.

The story of Alkali Lake. Native Indian culture and religion guided the Shuswap people long before British Columbia was established, but by 1940 several generations of the Shuswap people had been subjugated to the culture breaking process of residential schools, while being forced to live in an artificial town created around a church building. Stripped of their native culture and religion, the Alkali Lake people were left with a void in their lives that begged to be filled. Thus they were ripe for the introduction of the devastating force of alcohol.

This story of heartfelt recovery from almost complete cultural and spiritual destruction is true. All the incidents depicted occurred between 1940 and 1985. The "actors" are real people portraying themselves and their recovery. The dramatization is completed with a closing ceremony and celebration. This DVD, from Four Winds International Institute was made as a part of a healing program for Indian people to find their way back to sobriety and wholeness. It can be painful to watch and so we recommend adult supervision for younger audiences and suggest leaving ample time for reflection and discussion following its viewing.