Indian Horse in Schools


We are calling on Educators to join us to launch the film. Please sign up and if you have seen the film, we’d love your feedback!

Richard Wagamese’ award-winning novel Indian Horse is being taught in thousands of Canadian classrooms, with over 65,000 copies of the book in circulation. April 13, 2018 the story of Saul Indian Horse will be coming to theatres near you!

Indian Horse tells an important story that Canadians need to hear, and which fits in with curriculum the current government has mandated for educational institutions in this country by adopting the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

Empathy, understanding, compassion.

For First Nations, Métis and Inuit people in Canada this story is both deeply familiar and current. The book and the film provide an opportunity for educators to enact the TRC recommendation to engage with students who may be learning this history for the first time.


The book and the film taught together will be a powerful tool for transformation.

Through this project, our hope is to build understanding in non-Indigenous Canadians about why things look the way they do for Indigenous Peoples today. The educational component being created in tandem with this film launch will provide much needed resources to discuss this history in a safe and culturally relevant way.

Contact us if to get involved with the Educational launch of this important film.

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Indian Horse Flyer


Get the Indian Horse Book Cover/Movie Poster Art

The new edition of the Indian Horse book cover will feature artwork created for the film poster. This art was created by Anishinaabe artist, Bruce Barry and Anishinaabe graphic designer, Mark Rutledge from Animikii.

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Will you help us to make sure that the Indian Horse film is available in high school classrooms across the country, and that it has long-tale life as a resource that fosters empathy, healing and understanding? If you sign up for our newsletter now you will be the first to know about the resources we are developing and could be the first to pilot the educational version in your school.  


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