The Four Worlds International Institute

Directed by Native American Film Maker, Phil Lucas, this dynamic and heartfelt video documents the devastating effects of the Naive Canadian and Native American Boarding Schools that dramatically shattered aboriginal cultures, children, families and communities throughout North America. Viewers join Native American participants from Canada and the United States, during a four-day, culturally-based, healing process for understanding and recovering from this type of traumatic experience. For information on how to obtain a copy of the Healing the Hurts Viideo please send an email to or call 1-604-542-8991

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Comment by ROBERTA CHARLES on May 24, 2015 at 10:30am

How do i get a copy of this film to show at our Intergenerational truama conference?

Comment by Peter Magurean III on September 18, 2010 at 3:07pm
Dear Brother,

This film is an excellent way to show the present generation how their fathers and grandfathers had
virtually universally tried to destroy a people. It was simple genocide, but it took the perserverance
of persons like you and your colleagues to press the Canadian Government to amend their terrible
ways in the past. Thank you for all that you have done not only for your people, but all our brothers
and sisters all over Planet Earth! And our gratitude to Brother Phil Lucas for preparing this film, "Healing the

Warmly in brotherhood,

Comment by Susan George on September 18, 2010 at 1:54pm
I have known these shocking facts for some time, and I tell you, Smiter, white men have abused in many ways! These four days of healing are a beginning... we all must work together from the HEART!!
Comment by Thomas Sasquatch Spirit on September 18, 2010 at 1:33pm
Now it's time for white man to learn to respect us the way they demand respect.

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Starting From Within, Working in a Circle, in a Sacred Manner, We Heal and Develop Ourselves, Our Relationships, and the World.

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