The Guelph Black Heritage Society celebrated Indigenous History Month with a screening of Layla Staats “Blood & Water” on June 01, 2022. June is National Indigenous History Month which honours the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous Peoples. This month also provides an opportunity to recognize the resilience of present-day Indigenous communities.

Layla Staats “Blood and Water” is a self-narrated documentary exposing light on the modern-day impact and generational trauma from residential schools.   Layla is Mohawk Turtle Clan from the Six Nations of the Grand River and in this film, shares her family’s journey to reclamation.  Following the screening, there was a talkback with Layla.