Manitoban actor Adam Beach and Kewatinook conservative candidate, Michael Birch, hosted a private screening Monday morning of the blockbuster hit Cowboys and Aliens for displaced families from the Lake St. Martin reserve due to flooding.
The reserve was evacuated in spring, displacing hundreds of residents who have not yet been able to return to their homes.
"Families from the Lake St. Martin reserve were hit hard from the spring flood and they've been through so much since then," said Beach in a prepared statement.
"They feel like they've been ignored by their government, they don't know if and when they'll be returning home and many of them are feeling incredible stress from daily uncertainties. This private screening will allow them to forget about their troubles, if only for one day," he said.
The sci-fi western flick is Beach's latest movie, where he plays Harrison Ford's right-hand man in battling aliens trying to take over Earth.
"I'm just happy to help them and the community in any way that I can," Birch said.
Ma Mawi Wi Che Itata Centre participated in the event along with Silver City Polo Park, which donated the theatre space.
The Native Firefighters Fund also assisted with transportation to and from the theatre.
All proceeds raised from the event's corporate sponsors will go to The Spirit of Giving Inc., a registered charitable organization of the Southeast Resource Development Council Corp. dedicated to improving the lives of First Nation youth in Manitoba.