The Bear's Den - New Video Released about Grandparents Rights

August 10, 2015

BearPaw Media Productions has released a heartfelt new video, The Right to Love. The 20 minute documentary helps grandparents understand what options they have in order to remain connected with their grandchildren in government care.

The Right to Love

“I think traditionally, Grandparents played a vital role in parenting. They had the time and wisdom to be able to transfer the basic values of unconditional love, respecting child, and having compassion just for their humanness. The connection between the grandparent and grandchild is so special in terms of nurturance, personal growth, love, and laughter.”

Betty Bastien, Associate Professor, University of Calgary

In the video, Grandparents and Elders discuss traditional kinship roles, responsibilities, and relationships. The documentary also examines the historical legislation that broke apart Indigenous families and how Grandparents can maintain their sacred role.

Legal information provided in this video is focussed on:

  • Private Guardianship
  • Family Group Conferences
  • Kinship Care
  • Visitation

If you or someone you know is affected by this issue, NCSA Courtworkers are available to assist in understanding the legal procedures.

The Right to Love is available on DVD, and can be ordered by either calling Stefanie Varze at 780-429-9302 or Email stefanie-varze@ncsa.ca to order a DVD copy