BEE NATION by Lana Šlezić / 2017 / Canada / 79 min / PG

BEE NATION follows the inspirational stories of six students competing in the first ever First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee in Canada. Audiences, of all ages, will enjoy and be moved as they become immersed in the personal journeys, highs and lows of each student as they strive to make it to the National Championships in Toronto. This uplifting film which transcends stereotypes and is an intimate portrait of family life on Saskatchewan Reserves will have everyone cheering and supporting these students with a deeper understanding and reminder that all children deserve a bright future.

Upcoming Screenings

July 21, 2017 – Owen Sound, ON
8:30pm @ Harrison Park, Owen Sound, ON
Tickets: FREE Public Screening
(In Partnership with City of Owen Sound Music and Movies Series)

Past Screenings

About Indigenous 150+  /

INDIGENOUS 150+ is a film and conversation series that honours First Nations, Inuit and Métis culture, history and teachings and is part of a movement to put Indigenous voices at the centre of Canada 150 Commemorations.


  • sandy
    July 20, 2017, 4:32 pm  Reply

    It was a pleasure to meet you JoAnne. I attended the Roxy last month and met you on Canada Day re: T-Shirt. Will be going tomorrow night! Take Care.

    • influence
      August 21, 2017, 11:02 pm

      Hi Sandy – Nice to meet you – Yes, I remember our encounter quite fondly. Thanks for the message. JoAnne

  • Michael Cox
    August 18, 2017, 4:42 am  Reply

    When will this screen in Vancouver?

    • influence
      August 21, 2017, 11:06 pm

      Hi Michael – Do you mean the Indigenous 150+ or Bee Nation? Best you head on over to the Bee Nation Facebook page to ask about the screening in Vancouver – I am not sure of their screening schedule. Would love to know how you heard about this event?


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