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Our City Our Voices: Follow the Eagle and Slo-Pitch

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During the summer of 2004, Indigenous people from the Downtown Eastside got a chance to tell stories of their community through their eyes. Expert training in video and storytelling gave students the tools to produce two short videos that resound with the vitality and strength of the Aboriginal community in the Downtown Eastside.

Follow the Eagle, reminds us of the importance of Elders, especially in the inner city. The Elders-in-Training project started by the Aboriginal Front Door Society is helping the next generation of Elders learn how to take on their important role.

Slo-Pitch tells the story of the Downtown Eastside Slo-Pitch League, which has created family-oriented recreation in the heart of the city for over 25 years. The story is told through the eyes of Brian Arrance, a Cree man who is HIV-positive and finds fun and support in the League.

2005, 21 min 51 s