The Road Forward

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2017 | 6:50 PM

The Road Forward, a musical documentary by Marie Clements, connects a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil rights history—the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s—with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today. The Road Forward’s stunningly shot musical sequences, performed by an ensemble of some of Canada’s finest vocalists and musicians, seamlessly connect past and present with soaring vocals, blues, rock, and traditional beats. A rousing tribute to the fighters for First Nations rights, a soul-resounding historical experience, and a visceral call to action.

Film Information

Year: 2017
Length: 101 minutes
Language: English
NGOs: Amnesty, Ujamaa Grandmas, Women's Skills Development Organization, People for Progress Foundation

Curriculum Connection

Social 10, 20 and 30

Cast & Credits

Director: Marie Clements

UN Goal


Reduce inequality within and among countries


Join the post-show conversation with local and international artists and experts.

Tim Fox | Calgary Foundation

Tim Fox is a proud member of the Blackfoot confederacy from the Blood (Kainai) reserve located two hours south of Calgary. Tim has lived and worked in Calgary for the past 15 years although still considers his home the Blood reserve. Tim is the Director of Indigenous Relations with the Calgary Foundation where he hopes to strengthen and enhance the culture and practice at the Foundation while incorporating work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission both internally and in the broader community. Tim comes from the not for profit children and youth sector but has also been fortunate to build strong connections within the urban Indigenous community, specifically in his previous role with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary (BGCC) as Manager of Indigenous Initiatives.

Chantal Chagnon  |   Cree Nation

Chantal is a Cree Ojibwe Métis Singer, Drummer, Artist, Storyteller, Actor, Educator, Workshop Facilitator, Social Justice Advocate and Activist with roots in Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan. She shares Traditional Indigenous Arts, Culture, History, and Teachings in Classrooms from Preschool through University, at Conferences, Conventions, Galas, Community Gatherings, and Social Justice Events. Chantal has performed at the National Music Centre, Jubilee Auditorium, Jack Singer Concert Hall, and other stages showcasing Traditional, Contemporary and Modern Music. Chantal aims to entertain, engage, enlighten, educate, inspire, empower and create bridges of opportunity for cooperation, understanding and healing for our past and future generations.