A must-see film giving an intimate portrait of the inspiring Indigenous families that succeeded in protecting the remote Sacred Headwaters, known as the Klabona. A recorded panel discussion featuring the film director and community elders will be available to view on November 19 at noon (PST).
This show was screened in November 2022, as part of the VIMFF Fall Series and is no longer available.
This show was screened in Feb/Mar 2023, as part of the VIMFF 2023 and is no longer available.
Monday November 14
Monday December 12
A recording of the panel discussion will be available on
Saturday November 19
* Ticket sales close March 12, 2022 at 11:59pm (PDT) and you will have until March 26 at 11:59 (PDT) to screen the films.
Best Canadian Film
70 mins |
Tamo Campos, Jasper Snow-Rosen
An intimate portrait of the inspiring Indigenous families that succeeded in protecting the remote Sacred Headwaters, known as the Klabona.
The Klabona Keepers: Panel Discussion and Q&A
Join the film director and community elders from the Tahltan Territory as they discuss the multi-generational effort to protect their remote sacred headwaters, known as the Klabona – fighting against local law enforcement, government and large corporations.
Jasper Snow Rosen grew up in the Southern Gulf Islands with a family dedicated to youth outdoor education, respecting the land, and being a part of a strong local community. Jasper’s love for the outdoors led him to explore the coast by kayaking, surfing, mountaineering as well as facilitating youth programs to give the up and coming generation a reason to protect what we have.
John Nole is from the Wolf Clan and his parents are Loveman and Sarah Nole. He was born on June 24, 1962 and was raised in Iskut. He loves his territory and being on the land and has spent time trapping in the Winters. When he was younger, he worked as a guide for outfitters and has traveled to many places in their territory. He was one of the founding members of the Klabona Keepers and spent the last 15 years fighting for their Sacred Headwaters. It is the lifeblood of their people and he fights for it for his daughter and grandson and those that come after them. He currently works for Tahltan fisheries and is an elected Iskut Band Councillor.
Rhoda Quock is from the Wolf Clan. Her parents are Jenny Quock and Robert Quock. She lives in Iskut, in Tahltan Territory and was born on April 29, 1971 in Terrace, B.C. and was raised in Iskut. She’s the youngest of six siblings. They were taught to go out on the land to camp every Summer. Her husband is Peter Jakesta and they have four kids and two grandsons. Rhoda is a spokesperson and organizer for the Klabona Keepers and also the producer and main advisor of The Klabona Keepers Film (2022).