Urban.Indigenous.Proud is a film project partnership between the OFIFC, five Friendship Centres and the National Film Board of Canada. Taking a community-driven approach, Indigenous filmmakers produced five short documentaries that set out to explore urban Indigenous culture and lived experiences in five Friendship Centre communities.
The film Full Circle showcases the importance of drumming and dancing among the youth at Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre. The film Places to Gather and Learn brings viewers into the Alternative Secondary School Program at N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre and introduces students and staff who share their experiences and the importance of the alternative school. The film Some Stories… connects viewers to the insights of youth from the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre on the importance and power of stories. The film That Old Game Lacrosse showcases how the Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre is revitalizing lacrosse among youth in their community. The film Zaagi’idiwin was named after United Native Friendship Centre’s Headstart program and showcases the heart, the spirit and the feeling of a Friendship Centre by highlighting the various ways the Centre brings community together.