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This feature documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin (Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance) profiles Indigenous leaders in their quest for justice as they seek to establish dialogue with the Canadian government. By tracing the history of their ancestors since the signing of Treaty No. 9, these leaders aim to raise awareness about issues vital to First Nations in Canada: respect for and protection of their lands and their natural resources, and the right to hunt and fish so that their societies can prosper.
Throughout October, WVML will host four screenings of Indigenous films from the National Film Board as part of the NFB’s “Aabiziingwashi (Wide Awake): NFB Indigenous Cinema on Tour”, which aims to bring stories told by First Nations, Metis, and Inuit filmmakers to viewers across the country. Powerful and profound, these films will educate, inspire, and help create new understanding and connections between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians.
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